Kargil in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded a bone-chilling minimum of minus 20.6 degrees Celsius. The intense cold wave will continue, the Met said.
Jammu city also witnessed the season’s coldest night at 4.3 degrees Celsius as the weather office forecast severe cold wave on Thursday and Friday.
Leh recorded minus 16.6, which was again the lowest minimum temperature recorded in the town so far this season.
Pahalgam recorded minus 6.1 and Gulmarg minus 6.8 degrees Celsius. Katra recorded 6.2, Batote two, Bannihil zero, Bhaderwah minus 0.1 and Udhampur three degrees Celsius, the Met Department said.
Meanwhile, in the national capital it was a foggy Wednesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 7.4 degrees Celsius, normal for the season’s average. Visibility stood at 800 metres.
A total of 21 trains were cancelled, 13 rescheduled and 59 delayed due to fog in several parts of northern India, a railway official said.
The India Meteorological Department has forecast clear skies during the day but there would be fog in the evening.
The maximum temperature during the day was likely to hover around 18 degrees Celsius.
Tuesday’s maximum and minimum temperatures were 21 and 8.4 degrees Celsius, respectively.