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Kargil freezes at minus 17.2 deg C; coldest in J-K

india Updated: Jan 09, 2015 19:13 IST

Kargil, in the frontier Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, continued to be the coldest recorded place in the state registering the lowest temperature of the season, with mercury remaining several degrees below the freezing point elsewhere, the MeT department said.

Kargil recorded the minimum temperature of minus 17.2 degrees Celsius, down from minus 16.6 degrees the previous night.

Leh, also in Ladakh region, recorded a minimum temperature of minus of 16.2 degrees Celsius, slightly down from the previous night's minus 16.0 degrees Celsius.

The minimum tempearture in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, remained unchanged from previous night at minus 4.2 degrees Celsius.

Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir Valley in south, recorded a low of minus 5.0 degrees Celsius, slightly down from minus 4.6 degrees Celsius the previous night.

The mercury in Pahalgam resort in south Kashmir, which serves as a base-camp for the annual Amarnath yatra, bucked the trend and registered an increase of a degree from the previous night's minus 7.4 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperature in the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg settled at minus 3 degrees Celsius, slightly up from the previous night's minus 3.6 degrees Celsius.

The night temperatures in Kupwara, in north Kashmir, settled at a low of minus 4.7 degrees Celsius, while Kokernag, in south, recorded the minimum temperature at minus 1.7 degree Celsius.