Press Esc to close

Kargil shivers at minus 20.6 degrees Celsius

DH News Service, Srinagar, Jan 3 2018, 15:00 IST
A boy stands on snow outside his home on a cold winter morning at Haripora village, South Kashmir, on Wednesday. REUTERS

A boy stands on snow outside his home on a cold winter morning at Haripora village, South Kashmir, on Wednesday. REUTERS

Kashmir continued reel under intense cold wave conditions with the night temperatures in Kargil town of Ladakh region plummeting to a bone-chilling minus 20.6 degrees Celsius on Wednesday making people shiver.

A Met official said Kargil recorded minus 16.2 degree Celsius, the lowest this season, while neighbouring Leh town was the second coldest recorded place with a low of minus 16.6 degrees Celsius.

Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 4.1 degree Celsius. Gulmarg was the coldest place in the Valley with a minimum temperature of minus 6.8 degrees Celsius.

The mercury at the famous hill resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir settled at minus 6.1 degree Celsius, the official said.

The MeT Department has predicted further fall in night temperatures over the next few days.

Many waterbodies, including the famous Dal Lake, were partially frozen with the intensification in the bone-chilling cold.

The problems of the residents are compounded by freezing of water taps, pesky power cuts, and development of a thin layer of frost on roads in the morning and evenings.

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
Lesser flamingos seen at Aroli creek in Mumbai on Tuesday during winter...

Lesser flamingos seen at Aroli creek in Mumbai on Tuesday during winter...

Israeli boy Moshe Holtzberg, who lost his parents during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks...

Israeli boy Moshe Holtzberg, who lost his parents during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks...

Border Security Force (BSF)'s women daredevils perfom on motorcycles during a rehearsal...

Border Security Force (BSF)'s women daredevils perfom on motorcycles during a rehearsal...

BSF's marching contingent during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade, in New Delhi....

BSF's marching contingent during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade, in New Delhi....

Mauni baba along with his followers arrives to take holy dip at Sangam on the occasion...

Mauni baba along with his followers arrives to take holy dip at Sangam on the occasion...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu pose for a picture...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu pose for a picture...

India's Rohit Sharma, right, jumps as he celebrates with bowler Jasprit Bumrah...

India's Rohit Sharma, right, jumps as he celebrates with bowler Jasprit Bumrah...

Participants trying to tame a bull during the Alanganallur jallikattu in Madurai district...

Participants trying to tame a bull during the Alanganallur jallikattu in Madurai district...

U-19 cricket team coach Rahul Dravid in a group photo with Indian hockey team players...

U-19 cricket team coach Rahul Dravid in a group photo with Indian hockey team players...

pain's Carolina Marin of Hyderabad Hunters and Denmark's badminton player Viktor Axelsen...

pain's Carolina Marin of Hyderabad Hunters and Denmark's badminton player Viktor Axelsen...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.