Gulmarg coldest in Valley, Leh freezes at minus 7.9

Srinagar: Night temperatures in Gulmarg to a minus 4.6 degrees Celsius while as in Ladakh it dropped to below freezing point at minus 7.9 degrees Celsius, a Met department official said on Sunday.

“The minimum temperatures on Sunday in Kargil, Srinagar and Pahalgam were minus 5.8, 2.9 and minus 0.5 degrees Celsius, respectively,” the official said.

“Jammu, Katra, Batote, Bannihal and Bhanderwah recorded 9.5, 10.8, 4.3, 4.0 and 3.0 degrees Celsius, respectively.”

Road connectivity between the valley and the Ladakh region remained suspended for the third consecutive day on Sunday due to heavy snowfall on the Zojilla Pass.

Fresh snowfall in the last 24 hours has also closed the Mughal Road. Traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway was, however, not interrupted.

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