Mercury plunges to minus 31.4 in Drass

Mercury plunges to minus 31.4 in Drass
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Sub-zero temperatures everywhere in Kashmir

Srinagar: Drass, the second coldest inhabited place in the world, on Monday recorded a low of minus 31.4 degrees Celsius even as Kashmir continued to reel under intense cold wave conditions, MeT officials said on Monday.
The maximum temperature recorded in Drass was minus 12.5 degrees Celsius on Sunday, the official said.
In Leh district, the mercury settled at a low of minus 15.9 degrees Celsius last night while the maximum temperature was nearly two degrees below freezing point on Sunday, he added.
The minimum temperature in Srinagar on Sunday night settled at minus 3.5 degrees Celsius, two degrees down from minus 1.4 degrees Celsius the previous night, the official said.
He said Qazigund the gateway town to the valley in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 5 degree Celsius, while nearby Kokernag town registered a low of minus 3.7 degrees Celsius on Sunday night.
The mercury in Kupwara town in north Kashmir settled at minus 6.3 degrees Celsius compared to previous night’s low of minus 6.5 degree Celsius, he said.
Gulmarg ski-resort in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 12.6 degrees Celsius on Sunday night, a marginal dip over the previous night, while Pahalgam tourist resort, in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 13.6 degrees Celsius, the official said. —PTI