Leh coldest place in Jammu and Kashmir

While Srinagar recorded a low of 2.9 degrees Celsius, Qazigund and Kokernag towns in south Kashmir registered minimum temperatures of 4.4 degrees Celsius and 2.6 degrees Celsius respectively.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 17 2017 1:27PM | Updated Date: Nov 17 2017 1:27PM
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Leh in frontier district of Ladakh experienced coldest night in Jammu and Kashmir this season so far as the minimum temperature there plunged to minus 6.9 degrees Celsius, met office said today.

The neighboring Kargil town and famous ski resort of Gulmarg in North Kashmir also experienced intense cold as the mercury dipped to minus 5.6 each.

While Srinagar recorded a low of 2.9 degrees Celsius, Qazigund and Kokernag towns in south Kashmir registered minimum temperatures of 4.4 degrees Celsius and 2.6 degrees Celsius respectively.

The mercury at the famous Pahalgam resort, which serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra, settled at a low of 1.4 degrees Celsius.

The north Kashmir town of Kupwara recorded a low of 1.7 degrees Celsius.

Several areas in the higher reaches of the state received snowfall on November 15, while the plains recorded light rainfall which ended nearly 45 days dry spell in the Valley.

The weatherman has forecast light rains or snow at isolated places in the state till tomorrow, following which the weather is likely to remain largely dry for a few days.  (Kashmir Wire)