Leh coldest at minus 6.3°C

Leh and Kargil witnessed coldest nights this winter as the temperature at the two stations dipped several degrees below the freezing point even as Kashmir Valley saw the mercury rise above freezing point owing to a cloud cover. Leh recorded a minimum temperature of minus 6.3°C on Monday night and was the coldest place in the state, a MeT department official said.
He said it was the coldest night recorded in the Ladakh region this winter. Kargil town also recorded a sub-zero temperature as the mercury settled at minus 5.2°C on Monday night, he said.
Srinagar city, which witnessed its first sub-zero night yesterday, recorded a low of 2.9°C , an increase of 3.6 degrees from the previous night, the official said.
The rise in temperature has been due to the cloud cover over most parts of the valley, which is predicted to bring in rain in the next 24 to 48 hours.