Coldest day in Kashmir, minus 10 degree in Leh

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Srinagar, Nov 16 (UNI) The Kashmir Valley experienced the coldest day today after the coldest night yesterday, while the minimum dipped to minus 10 degree and minus 5.4 in Leh and Kargil respectively, where polling in four Assembly segments will be held tomorrow.

A weather office spokesman said Western Disturbances (WD) from Arabian sea through Afghanistan and Pakistan are still active in the region, which witnessed heaviest snowfall on Friday and Saturday resulting in cold.

He said the maximum in Srinagar was recorded at eight degree Celsius, eight degree below normal. It was the coldest day of the season so far.

However, the night temperature was above normal this morning after the coldest night yesterday, when the minimum dipped to 0.5 degree.

Because of cloudy weather, the night temperature was above normal while the day temperature dipped today.

Thousands of people, including some tourists, were busy purchasing woolen and other warm cloths from Sunday market here.

People in Ladakh region, where polling is being held tomorrow in Leh, Nobra, Kargil and Zanaskar assembly segments, shiver due to considerable cold.

The minimum in Leh dipped to minus 10 degree, while it was minus 5.4 degree in Kargil.

The nearby Drass, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, also witnessed considerable cold due to drop in the temperature.

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