SRINAGAR — Famous tourist destinations Pahalgam and Gulmarg continues to record coldest night of the season as 40-day long period Chillai Kalan tightens grip over Jammu and Kashmir.
Water taps in most parts of Srinagar city had frozen in the morning and people were seen lighting small fires around the water pipes to de-freeze them.
“Cold, dry weather is expected to continue in J&K during the next 24 hours as the night temperatures dropped further in the Valley on Monday,” IANS quoted an official of the Meteorological department as having said.
He said, Srinagar recorded minus 5.4 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature while famous tourist destinations Pahalgam and Gulmarg recorded minus 9.6 degrees Celsius and minus 10.0 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature.
In Jammu region he said, Jammu recorded 4.2 degrees Celsius, Katra 5.5 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature while Batote, Banihal and Bhaderwah recorded minus 1.5, minus 2.0 and minus 2.4 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature.
In Ladakh region he said Kargil recorded minus 15.5 degrees Celsius and Leh recorded minus 15.4 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature.