Night temperatures dip further in Kashmir

Night temperatures dip further in Kashmir

Night temperatures dip further in Kashmir

Kashmir Valley continued to reel under intense cold as Srinagar city recorded the season's coldest night on Wednesday night, while minimum temperature in Leh plummeted to minus 11.6 degrees Celsius.

A spokesperson of the Met office said Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season with mercury plummeting to minus 2.3 degrees Celsius against the minus 1.7 degrees  Celsius of  the previous night.

The minimum temperature in Leh settled at a bone-chilling minus 11.6 degrees Celsius as compared to the previous night's minus 10.2 degrees Celsius, he said.

The neighbouring Kargil town registered a low of minus 9 degrees Celsius as against the previous night's minus 6.6 degrees.

The ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir's Baramulla recorded minus 5.4 degree Celsius, while the tourist resort of Pahalgam, which serves as a base camp during the annual Amarnath Yatra in south Kashmir, recorded minus 5.7 degree Celsius.

The spokesperson said the weather would remain mainly dry in the coming days, due to which there will be a further dip in the mercury making the conditions in the state colder.

In the Jammu region, he said, the minimum temperatures were generally above the freezing point.

The extreme chill across Kashmir has resulted in immense hardships to the residents with water freezing in supply lines in several areas. People are also facing difficulty starting their vehicles early in the morning.