Amid clear skies, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh recorded freezing cold conditions with world famous skiing resort of Gulmarg recording minus minimum of 7.0°C.
A meteorological department official told that the summer capital of J&K, recorded minimum of minus 1.4°C against previous night’s 2.6°C. The temperature was below normal by minus 0.8°C. The mercury fell as low as minus 2.5°C on December 1 which was lowest temperature recorded this season in Srinagar so far.
Gulmarg witnessed a minimum of minus 7.0°C which is minus 3.3°C for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the official said.
Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 10.8°C against last night’s minus 5.6°C while Kargil town recorded a low of 0.0°C. Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 18.4°C, the official said. The weatherman has forecast mainly dry weather in Kashmir for now.