Night temp dip below freezing point in Kashmir

14 January, 2018, 11:50 | Author: Sammy Rose
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"On an average the minimum temperatures rose by up to two notches at many parts of the region", the MeT official said.

Leh was the coldest place recorded in Jammu and Kashmir, the official said.

Ludhiana settled at a low of 9.5 degrees Celsius, whereas Chandigarh had a low of 9.5 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperature in Leh town plummeted several degrees as the cold wave tightened its grip in Kashmir Valley, where the mercury was recorded below the freezing point at all weather monitoring stations.

In Jammu region, Jammu city recorded 5.4 degrees Celsius, Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine base camp of Katra 6.4 degrees Celsius, Batote 3.7 degrees Celsius, Bannihil minus 0.6 degree Celsius, Bhaderwah 1 degree Celsius and Udhampur 1.6 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperatures on Sunday.

Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 4.6 degrees Celsius - down from minus 3.2 - the city had experienced a night before. It ends on January 31.

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In Haryana, Ambala braved the bone-chilling weather at 5.6 degrees Celsius, while Hisar registered a low of 2.6 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal. The 40-day period is followed by a 20-day long "Chillai-Khurd" (small cold) and a 10-day long "Chillai-Bachha" (baby cold).

The Kokernag area of district Islamabad has recorded minus 2.7 and Kupwara has recorded minus 4.7 degree Celsius, respectively.

Various parts of northern India continue to reel under coldwave conditions.

In high-altitude areas of the Himachal Pradesh, the mercury stayed between minus 15 and minus 22 degrees Celsius on Saturday while lakes, springs and rivulets were frozen.

Gulmarg, the popular ski-resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of -4.5C. Fog was reported from parts of both states. Sriganganagar was the coldest place in the state with the minimum at 3.4 degrees Celsius, the MeT office in Jaipur said.

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