Mercury Below zero in Valley, Freezing Cold in Leh and Kargil


The mercury continues to fall in Jammu and Kashmir amid clear weather. The night temperature has dropped below zero in all the districts of Kashmir. Temperatures are running 2-3 degrees below normal in all parts. The minimum temperature in the capital Srinagar was recorded at minus 2.3 degrees last night. It is cold in Leh and Kargil. According to the Meteorological Center Srinagar, the weather will remain clear in the coming days, but the cold will not bring relief.

The day temperature in Srinagar has also reached 13.0 degrees Celsius. Last night’s minimum temperature was recorded at minus 4.4 in the world-famous tourist destination Pahalgam and minus 0.6 degrees Celsius in Gulmarg. Last night’s minimum temperature in Leh was minus 8.5, and the day temperature was recorded at 5.5 degrees Celsius.

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The minimum temperature in Kargil was minus 6.5, and the day temperature was 7.6 degrees Celsius. In Jammu, the day temperature was 24.3, and the minimum temperature last night was recorded at 9.0 degrees, amid clear weather. Last night’s minimum temperature in Banihal of the division was 5.8, Batote 6.2, Katra 9.6, Bhaderwah 2.2 degrees Celsius. It is a dry winter with no rain. This has increased health and skin related problems.