Mercury plunges in Kashmir Valley, Srinagar

Srinagar: The mercury plunged to a new low in Jammu and Kashmir, with Srinagar witnessing its coldest day of the season Tuesday at minus 2.9 degrees Celsius and Leh shivering at minus 12.2 degrees.

Kargil town near the Pakistan border recorded minus seven degrees, Sonam Lotus, director of the Met office, told IANS.

In Gulmarg, the minimum temperature was minus five degrees and in Pahalgam minus 4.6 degrees Celsius.

Although taps did not freeze anywhere in Srinagar due to sub-zero temperatures, a thin layer of frozen water was seen at many places over stagnant water pools.

“It was a bitter cold in the morning today (Tuesday). After sunrise, things improved,” said Feroze Ahmad, 32, of Natipora locality.

Lotus said snowfall was expected in the higher reaches of the Kashmir Valley Dec 8.

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