Northern states reel under cold wave
NEW DELHI KASHMIR Valley reeled under sub-zero temperatures as cold conditions continued unabated across north India on Sunday, including the national capital.
In Delhi, the city experienced another chilly morning with the minimum temperature settling at 6.8 degrees Celsius, a degree below normal, the MeT (Meteorological Department) office said.
Srinagar, the summer capital of north Indian state Jammu and Kashmir, shivered with the mercury plunging to a low of minus 4.2 degrees Celsius. Leh in Ladakh experienced one of the coldest nights as the minimum touched minus 20 degrees Celsius. Nearby, Kargil town also endured chilly weather recording a low of minus 17.6 degrees Celsius, a weather official said.
Gulmarg skiing resort was the coldest place in the Valley at minus 14 degrees followed by Pahalgam resort at minus 11.2 degrees Celsius, which along with Kupwara town, received light snowfall overnight.
Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 7.6 degrees followed by Kokernag resort at minus 7.3 degrees Celsius, he said.
There was no let up in the cold wave sweeping most parts of the north Indian states, Punjab and Haryana, with Narnaul being the coldest at a minimum of 2.7 degrees Celsius.