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Leh records lowest temperature in J&K

Ladakh’s Leh town recorded the lowest minimum temperature in Jammu and Kashmir for the fourth consecutive day on Monday, the weather office said.

“At minus 6.7 degrees Celsius today (Monday), Leh was the coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir for the fourth consecutive day. The maximum temperature on Sunday was 5.1 degrees Celsius in Leh and 9.2 in Kargil,” a Met official said.

The minimum temperatures in Srinagar, Pahalgam and Gulmarg were 0.3, minus 2.5 and minus 6.2 respectively.

“In Gulmarg, Sunday’s maximum temperature also remained below the freezing point at minus 0.5 degrees Celsius,” the official said.

The minimum temperatures in Jammu, Katra, Batote, Bannihal and Bhanderwah were 8.7, 9.3, 5.0, 4.9 and 2.1 degrees Celsius respectively.

Meanwhile, the Srinagar-Leh highway which was closed due to heavy snowfall in the Zojilla Pass, has been restored for traffic.

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