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Kashmir feels the chill, Leh coldest at - 11.2 degree C

November 18, 2013 15:12 IST

Kashmir feels the chill, Leh coldest at - 11.2 degree C

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The cold wave continued unabated in Jammu and Kashmir where Leh, in Ladakh region, was recorded to be the coldest place in the state, while the night temperature in Srinagar remained below the freezing point for the seventh consecutive night, a meteorological department official said in Srinagar.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, registered a low of minus 2.4 degree Celsius, a slight drop from the Sunday’s minus 1.6 degree Celsius, a MeT department official said. He said the minimum temperature in Srinagar continues to remain below the normal for this part of the season.

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Image: Kashmiri boys play in snow as temperatures drop in the Valley
Photographs: Danish Ismail/Reuters

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Kashmir feels the chill, Leh coldest at - 11.2 degree C

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Leh town, 434 km from Sringar, recorded a low of minus 11.2 degree Celsius as compared to Sunday's minus 10.6 degree Celsius, he said, adding the town in the frontier region of Ladakh continues to be the coldest recorded place in the state.

Pahalgam, a health resort which serves as a base camp during annual Amarnath Yatra in south Kashmir, was the coldest place in the Valley as the mercury settled at minus 3.6 degree Celsius as against Sunday night's minus 3.5 degree Celsius, the official said. He said the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 0.4 degree Celsius as compared to night's minus 1.5 degree Celsius.

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Image: A man pulls his donkeys on a mountainous road covered by snow near the Srinagar-Leh highway
Photographs: Fayaz Kabli/Reuters

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Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir Valley, and Kokernag, in south Kashmir, registered a slight improvement in the night temperatures as the minimum settled at minus 2.0 degree Celsius and 1.2 degrees Celsius respectively.

The night temperature in the north Kashmir town of Kupwara fell to minus 2.9 degree Celsius as compared to the previous night’s minus 2.1 degree Celsius, the official said.


Image: A helicopter carrying heli-skiers flies behind snow-covered trees in Gulmarg
Photographs: Fayaz Kabli/Reuters

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