Srinagar: Kargil, in the cold desert of the Ladakh region, shivered at -20 degrees Celsius, making it one of the coldest places in northern India, as dense fog in Delhi delayed nearly 200 flights and forced cancellation of another 11.
Elsewhere in the Kashmir Valley, the minimum temperature remained several degrees below the freezing point. A MeT department official in Srinagar said light rain or snow at isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir over the next 48 hours may add to the discomfort of the residents.
The minimum temperature in Srinagar was -3.9C.
Kashmir is under the grip of Chillai-Kalan – a 40-day harshest period of winter when snowfall is frequent and the temperature drops considerably. It ends on January 31, but the cold wave continues even after that in the Valley.