Ladakh freezes as cold wave grips JK

Srinagar: With the 40-day-long harsh winter of Chillai Kalan setting in on Thursday,  the minimum temperatures in the Ladakh region dipped several notches below zero on Friday as the Kashmir Valley remained in the grip of a cold wave.

Leh town at minus 9.1 was the coldest place in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, while as Kargil recorded minus 8.2 degrees Celsius.

Srinagar recorded 2.3 as the minimum temperature while it was minus 4.1 in Pahalgam and minus six in Gulmarg, a Met official said.

Meanwhile Jammu city recorded 8.3 as the night’s lowest temperature while Katra town recorded 10 degrees Celsius.

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