Night Temp Still Below Normal in Kashmir, Kargil Freezes at -19.6 Degrees

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Published: February 18, 2014

Updated: February 18, 2014

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SRINAGAR: Night temperature remained below normal in the Kashmir valley and Ladakh region, where border town of Kargil was coldest with minus 19.6 degree minimum temperature.

However, sun was out this morning as maximum temperature remained above normal for the past three days in the valley.

A Met department spokesman said weather will remain mainly dry during the next 24 hours.

Water bodies remained frozen in Ladakh region, including Kargil and Leh where the night temperature remained below freezing point.

Kargil, a border town in Ladakh was coldest with minus 19.6 degree minimum temperature. However, this was two degree improvement against yesterday when it was minus 21.8 degree.

At Leh the minimum temperature was minus 15.1 degree, he said.

After witnessing yet another cold night due to below normal minimum temperature, sun was out this morning, providing relief to people.

Pahalgam, a health resort in south Kashmir remained coldest in the valley with minus 10.2 degree, five notches below normal.

At world famous ski resort of Gulmarg there was three degree improvement against yesterday. It was minus 7.5 degree half a notch below normal. However, yesterdays it was minus 10.3 degree.

Qazigund, Kokernag and Kupwara recorded minus 3.8 degree minimum temperature.

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