Sub-zero temperatures in Kashmir, Ladakh

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 02, 2013 07:40 hrs

Srinagar, Jan 2 (IANS) Minimum temperature in the Kashmir valley Wednesday fell much below freezing point, adding to the prevailing cold wave conditions here.

Due to a clear night sky, minimum temperatures have further fallen below the freezing point, a Met Department official told IANS.

The official said minimum temperature fell to minus 3.9 degrees in Srinagar, minus 7.7 degrees in Pahalgam and minus 9.2 degrees in Gulmarg.

The coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir is Leh which recorded minus 16.2 degrees. Kargil town recorded minus 14.8 degrees Celsius.

The official said the minimum temperatures are likely to fall further by Thursday but from Friday, cloudy conditions would bring up night temperatures.

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