Pahalgam remain cold in Kashmir, Drass minus 20

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Srinagar, Feb 4 (UNI) Weather remained unpredictable for the past few days in the valley with dry nights, morning snowfalls and warm afternoons, where Pahalgam recorded coldest with mercury sliding at minus 4.4 degrees.

People in Leh, Kargil and Drass, second coldest place in the world after Siberia in Ladakh region, were beleaguered by the severe cold as dry and clear weather contiued during the night.

Srinagar and its adjoining areas experienced fresh snowfall early this morning, however, in the afternoon the weather became clear and bit warm.

People in the Kashmir valley are facing same weather for the past three days.

The upper reaches of the Kashmir valley received heavy snowfall.

Pahalgam, most attractive tourist destination in south Kashmir and the base camp of Amarnath cave shrine, become coldest in the in the country after the minimum temperature was recorded at minus 4.4 degrees Celsius.

Kulgam, also in south Kashmir recorded at minus 3.5 degrees this morning.

Batote and Banihal on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway recorded minus 0.6 and minus 0.4 degrees respectively this morning.

The night temperature in Drass was recorded at minus 19.5 while the maximum was minus 5.5 degrees. At Kargil the minimum was minus 14.5 and the maximum minus 3.5 degrees.

The minimum at Leh was minus 20 degrees, official sources said.

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