SRINAGAR: Srinagar and Leh witnessed the coldest night of the season so far as the cold wave tightened its grip further in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region with the minimum temperatures remaining several degrees below the freezing point.
Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 2.2 degrees Celsius, the lowest so far this season, a spokesman of the MeT Department here said.
The minimum temperature in the city continues to dip as the city had witnessed the low of minus 1.8 and minus 0.8 degrees Celsius last night and the night before respectively.
The famous tourist resort of Pahalgam, which serves as a base camp during the annual Amarnath yatra, in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 4.0 degrees Celsius, while the world famous ski-resort of Gulmarg, in north, registered a low of
2.4 degrees Celsius.
The mercury in Qazigund – the gateway town to Kashmir Valley – settled at a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius, while the nearby Kokernag town registered a minimum of minus 1.8 degrees Celsius.
The night temperature in Kupwara, in north Kashmir, registered a low of minus 2.0 degrees Celsius.
Leh also witnessed the season’s coldest night as the minimum temperature in the frontier town settled at a low of minus 12.6 degrees Celsius, while the mercury in the nearby Kargil town recorded a low of minus 10.6 degrees Celsius.
Kashmir division continues to remain under the influence of a cold wave as the weather continues to remain dry.