Kargil town in Ladakh region records as coldest at minus 6.2 degrees

Srinagar: Kargil town in Ladakh region was recorded to be the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir region at minus 6.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, with the Meterological Department forecasting light snowfall in upper reaches.

Leh recorded minus 5, while Gulmarg recorded minus 4. Srinagar was at 3.2, Jammu was at 12.6 and Pahalgam was at 1.1 degrees Celsius.

“Snow in the higher reaches and light rain in the next 24 hours is likely (till Wednesday),” a MeT official said.

Katra recorded 11.6, Batote 5.1, Banihal 3.7 and Bhaderwah 3.6 as the minimum temperatures.

The maximum temperatures recorded in Srinagar and Jammu were 13.1 and 21.6 degrees Celsius, respectively, on Monday.

(with inputs from agencies)

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