Coldest night in Srinagar, Leh frozen at minus 10.2

Srinagar on Tuesday witnessed the coldest night of the season so far as the minimum temperature dropped to minus 1.7 degrees Celsius.

Published: 21st November 2017 12:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st November 2017 12:44 PM   |  A+A-

Representational image. File picture of vehicles moving towards Jammu-Srinagar highway closed due to heavy snowfall in Kashmir valley. (PTI)

By IANS

SRINAGAR: Srinagar on Tuesday witnessed the coldest night of the season so far as the minimum temperature dropped to minus 1.7 degrees Celsius.

"The coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir was, however, Leh where the minimum was minus 10.2," an official of the Met Department said here. While Kargil town was at minus 6.6 degrees Celsius.

In the city here, for the first time this season, people were seen struggling with frozen water taps in the morning. People lit small fires around exposed water taps to de-freeze them.

The minimum temperature was minus 2.7 in Pahalgam, while Gulmarg recorded minus 5.6 as Tuesday's minimum.

In the Jammu region, the minimum temperature in Jammu city was 8.8, in Katra 9.6, Batote 5.4, Bannihal 5.7 and Bhaderwah 2.1 degrees Celsius.

Due to clear night sky, the weather office has forecast further drop in the night temperatures across the state till Thursday.

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