WD went astray, coldest night of winter in Srinagar, Ladakh

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Srinagar, Nov 23 (UNI) Summer capital, Srinagar, its adjoining areas and Ladakh region experienced coldest night of this winter season so far as the Western Disturbance (WD) from Arabian sea, through Afghanistan and Pakistan, passed without touching the region.

The WD which were scheduled to arrive in the region on November 19 and 20, left without touching Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said.

There was light rainfall on November 20 evening when the WD were passing by they said.

They said because of clear weather, the minimum temperature dipped further in Srinagar and Ladakh region.

It was the coldest night so far in Srinagar and other adjoining areas as the minimum temperature dipped to minus 2 degree this morning.

''Temperature was minus two to three degree this morning in hilly areas,'' sources said.

So far, the coldest night was recorded last week when the minimum temperature was recorded minus 1.6 degree Celsius.

People in Leh shivered as the minimum temperature dipped to minus 10 degree this morning, while in Kargil it was minus 5.4 degree, coldest so far.

It was minus 7 in Drass, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia.

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