Night in Srinagar, Drass and Leh remains cold, day temp normal

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Srinagar, Dec 25 (UNI) Night in the summer capital Leh, Kargil and Drass, the second coldest place in the world, remained cold while the day temperature was above normal.

A weather office spokesman said because of clear sky, the night temperature dipped to minus three degree, which was a degree below normal.

The Western Disturbances (WD) from Iran and Iraq through Pakistan and Afghanistan are very weak despite the start of ''Chilai Kalan'', the 40-day-long coldest period of the winter from December 21.

He said the maximum temperature was 12 degree celsius, five degree above normal.

The valley witnessed coldest night early this month when the minimum temperature dipped to minus 5.4, freezing parts of the famed Dal Lake near banks, other small nallahs and tapes.

Leh in Ladakh region recorded minus 14.6 degree minimum temperature last night while it was minus 18 degree celsius at Drass, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia and minus at Kargil.

The authorities have already stopped supplying of water through tapes in these place and water is being supplied through tankers.


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