Leh freezes to minus 14.4 when the cold intensifies in J&K, Ladakh

JAMMU: Leh It continued to be the coldest place in Kashmir and Ladakh at minus 14.4 degrees Celsius on Monday while the cold tightened its grip on the two territories of the union.

Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season at minus 2.5 degrees Celsius, 1.6 degrees below the average for the season, the weather department said.

The famous ski resort of North Kashmir, which experienced several feet of snowfall several times last month, was the coldest place in the valley with a minimum of minus 7.0 degrees Celsius.

However, the sun shone this morning in the Kashmir and Jammu regions.

The minimum temperature in the snowy mountain complex in southern Kashmir improved by almost 1 degree to settle at minus 5.8 degrees Celsius, while the northern Kashmir municipality recorded a minimum of minus 3.7 degrees Celsius.

Mercury in Jammu fell to 8.0 degrees Celsius, two levels below the average for the season.

Katra, which serves as a base camp for pilgrims visiting the Shrine in the Reasi district of the Jammu region, recorded a minimum of 7.0 degrees Celsius.