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    LadakhLeh records coldest night of season at -13.8°C

    Leh records coldest night of season at -13.8°C


    records coldest night of season at -13.8°C

    Leh in region of Jammu and Kashmir recorded the coldest night of the season as the mercury there settled nearly 14°C below the freezing point, even as there was slight relief in the cold conditions at few places in the Valley.


    Leh registered the minimum temperature of -13.8°C, a drop of nearly two degrees from the previous night's -12°C, an official of the MET department in Srinagar said.


    He said this is the lowest night temperature the town has experienced so far this winter and Leh was the coldest recorded place in the state.


    Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, recorded a low of -4.2°C, slightly up from the previous night's -4.9°C which was the season's lowest.


    The official said the sub-zero temperatures have resulted in freezing of water supply lines in many areas of the Valley, while fringes of several water bodies were also frozen.


    Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir Valley, also recorded the season's lowest temperature as the mercury settled at a low of -3.8°C compared to -3.6°C on Saturday, he said.


    The north Kashmir town of Kupwara recorded a low of -4.2°C, up from -5°C the previous night, the official said.


    Pahalgam resort in south Kashmir, which serves as a base camp for the annual Amarnath Yatra, recorded a low of -5.3°C, slightly up from -5.9°C 24 hours earlier, he said.


    The resort was the coldest place in the Valley.


    He said the mercury at the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg, in north Kashmir, settled at a low of -3.5°C down from Saturday's low of -3°C.


    The minimum temperature in Kokernag town of south Kashmir went down by 1.3 degrees to settle at a low of -3.6°C, which is the season's lowest at the place.


    The Meteorological Department has forecast light rainfall or snow at isolated places in the state on Monday, but said the would remain mainly dry over the next few days.

    The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.

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