Jammu witnesses season's coldest day as mercury drops to minus 5.1 degrees; cold wave lashes region

The minimum temperature in Jammu city dropped to a minus 5.1 degrees Celsius on Sunday thereby recording the season's lowest temperature

IANS December 17, 2017 10:13:58 IST
Jammu witnesses season's coldest day as mercury drops to minus 5.1 degrees; cold wave lashes region

Jammu/Srinagar: The minimum temperature in Jammu city dropped to a minus 5.1 degrees Celsius on Sunday thereby recording the season's lowest temperature as a severe cold wave has lashed Jammu and Kashmir.

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Cold wave persisted throughout the country. AP file image

"The minimum temperature in Jammu city was -5.1 degrees Celsius on Sunday and Saturday. This is the lowest recorded in the city this season so far," a MET department official said.

The cold wave conditions are likely to continue in the state during the next 48 hours and the night temperatures are likely to drop further due to clear night sky.

"The minimum temperature was minus 3.7 degrees Celsius in Srinagar while it was minus 9.2 in Pahalgam and minus 7.5 in Gulmarg.

"Kargil was the coldest town in the state on Sunday as the minimum dropped to a minus 13.4 degrees Celsius which was followed by Leh where it dropped to minus 12.2 degrees Celsius.

"The minimum temperatures in Katra town was 7.2, in Batote 4.2, Bannihal 1.7, Bhaderwah minus 0.2 and in Udhampur it was 3.1 degrees Celsius," the official added.

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