Cloud cover brings respite from cold wave in Jammu and Kashmir; Kargil coldest at minus 14.8 degrees Celsius

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Srinagar | January 12, 2018 11:34 AM

Throughout the valley and Ladakh region temperatures were sub-zero on Friday although a nightlong partial cloud cover marginally broke the cold wave sweeping Jammu and Kashmir.

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Throughout the valley and Ladakh region temperatures were sub-zero on Friday although a nightlong partial cloud cover marginally broke the cold wave sweeping Jammu and Kashmir. “At minus 14.8 Kargil town recorded the lowest night temperature in the state while it was minus 7.7 in Leh town,” an official of the Met Department said. It was minus 3.2 in Srinagar, minus 3.5 in Pahalgam and minus 5.4 in Gulmarg. The Kashmir Valley is passing through the 40-day long period of harsh winter called the ‘Chillai Kalan’ that will end on January 30. There has so far been scant snowfall in the valley this Chillai Kalan. The Met has forecast rain or snow between Saturday and Monday.

Jammu city recorded 6.6, Katra 8, Batote 5.6, Banihal 0.8, Bhaderwah 3.8 and Udhampur 4.9 degrees Celsius as minimum temperatures.

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