Kashmir: Kargil sees lowest temperature of season

PTI Srinagar | Updated on November 01, 2013

Kargil recorded season’s lowest temperature on Friday at minus 5.2 degrees Celsius, MET department said.

Kargil, in the Ladakh region, settled at five notches below the freezing point, while its neighbouring town Leh registered a temperature of minus 1.1 degrees Celsius, a MET Department official said here.

In Kashmir valley, the ski-resort of Gulmarg was the coldest place where the mercury settled at a minimum temperature of minus 2.8 degrees Celsius against minus 0.2 the previous night, he said.

Gulmarg and other high altitude areas in the valley received the season’s first snowfall on Wednesday night, which continued intermittently yesterday as well.

Pahalgam, in south Kashmir, recorded a temperature of 1.8 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature in Kupwara town of north Kashmir settled at 2.7 degrees Celsius, the official said.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, recorded a night temperature of 4.8 degrees Celsius, which is two notches above normal during this time of the season, he said.

He said the weather would remain dry and pleasant till November 5, although mornings and evenings would be cold.

Published on November 01, 2013

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