As cold wave grips Valley, MET says, weather will remain cold and dry
Srinagar: Cold wave gripped Kashmir Valley and the minimum temperatures slumped below the freezing point as roads have become slippery to walk upon.
MET department said that due to a clear night sky, the minimum temperatures have dropped across Jammu and Kashmir.
“The weather is expected to remain cold and dry during the next three days, but maximum temperatures will improve during this period,” the official said.
The minimum temperature was minus 5.7 degrees Celsius in Srinagar on Saturday, while in Pahalgam and Gulmarg it was minus 12.7 and minus 14.4, respectively.
In the Ladakh division, Leh recorded minus 15.0 degrees Celsius, Kargil minus 19.4 and Drass minus 26.8 as their minimum temperatures.
Jammu city had 4.0 degrees Celsius, Katra town 4.8, Batote minus 1.6, Bannihal 1.4 and Bhaderwah minus 4.4 as the night’s lowest temperatures.