J&K shivers in intense cold as clear night sky plummets temp

With clear sky overnight, the night temperatures in Jammu and Kashmir further dipped, compounding the miseries of the people in the valley due to continued erratic power supply.

The cold desert of Ladakh region continued to shiver in intense cold as the night temperatures in Kargil and Leh dipped to minus 18.5 and minus 17.3 degrees Celsius, respectively.

The famous hill resort of Gulmarg was the coldest place in the valley with a low of minus 10.5 degrees Celsius followed by Pahalgam hill resort with minus 8.1 degrees Celsius.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, which had recorded a low of minus 6.0 degrees Celsius yesterday, recorded minus 6.1 degrees Celsius today, Met office said.

The slide in the night temperature was also witnessed in Jammu region as the winter capital recorded a low of 4.3 degrees Celsius. Katra recorded a low of 5 degrees celsius, Batote 1.6, Banihal 0.8, Bhaderwah minus 0.8 and Udhampur zero degree Celsius, Met office said. 

As the sky is likely to be remain clear during night, the minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir will drop further during the next 48 hours (Tuesday and Wednesday), weathermen said.

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