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Posted at: Jan 14, 2018, 12:02 AM; last updated: Jan 14, 2018, 12:02 AM (IST)

Biting cold, Leh shivers at -15°C

Srinagar, January 13

The minimum temperature in Leh town plummeted several degrees as the cold wave tightened its grip in the Valley, where the mercury was recorded below the freezing point at all weather monitoring stations.

In the Ladakh region, Leh had experienced an improvement in temperature the previous night when the mercury rose nearly six degrees to settle at a low of -7.7°C.

However, the cold wave tightened its grip again and the minimum temperature dropped over seven degrees last night. The town recorded a low of -15°C, a Met department official said.

Leh was the coldest place in J&K, the official said. Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of -4.6°C — down from -3.2°C the city had experienced a night before.

The night temperature in Qazigund settled at a low of -5°C, the official said. He said Kupwara recorded a low of -5.3°C.

The official said the night temperature in Pahalgam dipped nearly three degrees from the previous night to settle at -6.1°C last night.

Gulmarg recorded a minimum temperature of -4.5°C. The Meteorological Department said the weather is likely to remain dry tillJanuary 17. — PTI

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