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Cold wave intensifies, Leh coldest at -21.8 deg

india Updated: Jan 21, 2012 15:08 IST
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Leh town in Ladakh region experienced its coldest night of the season with mercury plunging 21 degrees below freezing point even as cold wave in Kashmir region intensified.

Leh town in Ladakh recorded the coldest night of this season as mercury settled at a low of minus 21.8 degrees Celsius, an official of the MeT department said.

Nearby Kargil town recorded a low of minus 21.0 degrees Celsius, making it the second coldest place in the state.

In Kashmir Valley, Pahalgam resort was the coldest place at minus 16.5 degrees followed by Gulmarg Skiing resort at minus 16.2 degrees Celsius, the official said.

Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 12.4 degrees Celsius followed by Kokernag resort at minus 9.9 degrees Celsius.

Srinagar city, the summer capital of the state, saw mercury dipping to minus 5.0 degrees Celsius last night.

The weatherman has forecast moderate snowfall at many places in the Valley in the day.