Cold spell in North India: Leh, Kargil witness coldest night of the season
New Delhi: North India continues to shiver under intense cold wave. With mercury plunging many notches below normal and snowfall in hilly terrains, many plain areas are witnessing bone-chilling cold.
In Jammu and Kashmir, Leh and Kargil of Ladakh region experienced the coldest night of the season, the MET office said.
Srinagar experienced the coldest December night in nearly three decades on the previous night at minus 7.7 degrees Celsius.
Kupwara in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 6 degrees Celsius last night, the official said.
The night temperature in Pahalgam, which serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir, settled at a low of minus 8.3 degrees Celsius last night up from minus 9.5 degrees Celsius on the previous night.
The official said the ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 7 degrees Celsius an increase of over two degrees from minus 9.3 degrees Celsius the previous night.
Delhi records 2.6 degree celsius
For the national capital also, there is no respite from biting cold as the mercury continues to dip beyond normal levels.
On Saturday morning, Delhi recorded a low temperature of 2.6 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season’s average — the season’s lowest temperature so far, the Met Office said.