Severe cold wave grips Kashmir as Srinagar records minus 5.4°C

SRINAGAR — Severe cold wave continued to grip Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir during the last 24 hours, the MeT office said on Saturday.

Forecasting a dry, cold weather with clear sky, an official of the MeT department said, “Cold, dry weather with clear sky is expected during the next 24 hours in J&K and Ladakh”.

Meanwhile, Srinagar registered minus 5.4 degree Celsius, while Pahalgam and Gulmarg clocked minus 6.4 degree as the minimum temperature.

In Ladakh region, Kargil recorded a low of minus 12.5 and Leh minus 13.

Jammu’s minimum temperature was recorded 4.2 degree Celcius, Katra 4.6, Batote 0.2, Banihal minus 0.2 and Bhaderwah minus 1.5. — (IANS)