Mercury dips in Kargil, Kashmir Valley gets bright sunshine

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The mercury in Kargil in Ladakh region plunged to the season’s lowest at minus 16.4 degrees Celsius as the cold wave continued in Jammu and Kashmir owing to dry weather, while the Valley witnessed unusual bright sunshine.
Srinagar registered a low of minus 4.3 degrees Celsius as compared to the previous night’s minus 4.4 degrees Celsius, a spokesman of the Meteorological Department said here today.
The maximum recorded here yesterday was 11.4 degrees Celsius, five degrees above normal. The city also witnessed unusual bright sunshine for the third consecutive day today owing to clear skies.
Kargil experienced the season’s coldest night as the mercury there went down by over a degree to settle at a low of minus 16.4 degrees Celsius against minus 15 degrees Celsius the previous night.
The spokesman said Kargil was also the coldest recorded place in the state.
The nearby Leh town also shivered at minus 16 degrees Celsius, he said, however, adding the mercury there rose slightly from the previous night’s low of minus 16.4 degrees Celsius. (AGENCIES)

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