Cold conditions continue

Srinagar: Cold conditions remained unabated in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh division as the mercury in most parts stayed below freezing point, MeT department said today.
Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of 1 degrees Celsius, slightly lower than previous night’s minimum of 1.5 degrees Celsius, a MeT Department official said.
The mercury settled at minus 0.1 degrees Celsius in Qazigund, the gateway town to the Kashmir Valley, almost same as previous night’s 0.0 degrees Celsius.
Kupwara, in north Kashmir, registered a low of minus 1.0 degrees Celsius, over two degrees down from the previous night’s 1.5 degrees Celsius, the official said.
The night temperature in south Kashmir’s Kokernag rose from minus 0.6 degrees Celsius the previous night to settle at 0.4 degrees Celsius.
However, Pahalgam hill resort, in south Kashmir, saw the mercury plunging by four degrees to settle at a low of minus 10.4 degrees Celsius last night.
The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 7.8 degrees Celsius last night as compared to minus 7.6 degrees Celsius previous night.
The mercury in Leh, in the frontier region of Ladakh, dipped slightly to settle at a low of minus 13.6 degrees Celsius as compared to the previous night’s minus 12.8 degrees Celsius.
Nearby Kargil town recorded a low of minus 12.8 degrees Celsius as against the previous night?s minus 13.0 degrees Celsius, the official said.