Leh shivers at minus 15 degrees

Srinagar, Dec 28 : At minus 15 degrees Celsius, Leh town in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir was the coldest Saturday, as the night temperatures throughout the Valley remained below the freezing point.

"The night temperature was minus 14.9 in Leh today (Saturday) which is the coldest this season so far in the town," an official of the weather department said here.

"It was minus 14.6 in Kargil while the minimum was minus 1.9 (degrees Celsius) in Srinagar, minus 8.2 in Gulmarg, and minus 6.9 in Pahalgam," the official added.

"The minimum temperature was 4.7 degrees (Celsius) in Jammu city today (Saturday). The night temperature was two degrees below normal in Gulmarg and Pahalgam, while it was three degrees below normal in Jammu city today (Saturday)," he said.

The official said weather would remain mainly dry in the Kashmir during the next 24 hours.

--IANS (Posted on 28-12-2013)

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