Cold wave grips Kashmir, Srinagar coldest

  • PTI, None, Srinagar
  • Updated: Dec 11, 2014 16:33 IST

Cold wave continued unabated in Kashmir division as minimum temperatures remained several degrees below the freezing point, even as many places including Srinagar witnessed the coldest night of the season so far.

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded the minimum temperature of minus 4.4 degrees Celsius,
lowest so far this season, a spokesman of the MET department here said.

He said the city had registered a low of minus 3.5 degrees celsius the previous night.

The tourist resort of Pahalgam, which serves as a base camp during the annual Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir,
recorded a low of minus 6.3 degrees celsius, the spokesman said, adding it was the coldest night of the season there.

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg, in north, registered a minimum of minus 5.5 degrees celsius, he said.

He said the night temperature in Qazigund – the gateway town to Kashmir Valley – and Kokernag, in south Kashmir,
settled at a low of minus 3.1 degrees celsius and minus 1.6 degrees celsius respectively.

Kupwara town, in north Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 4.2 degrees celsius, the spokesman said.

He said the mercury in Leh, in the frontier region of Ladakh, settled at a low of minus 14.4 degrees celsius while the night temperature in the nearby Kargil town registered a minimum of minus 13.8 degrees celsius.

Both the towns also recorded the lowest temperatures of this season, the spokesman said.

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