Srinagar: The cold wave in Jammu and Kashmir continued unabated on Tuesday with minimum temperature in the Valley and other parts hovering many degrees below the freezing point.
Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 4.7 degrees Celsius, an increase of 0.2 degrees from on Monday when the city recorded the coldest night of this winter at minus 4.9 degrees Celsius, a MeT official said.
Small stagnant water bodies and road potholes in the city were covered with a layer of ice. Residents in many parts of the city were seen burning fire around frozen water supply lines.
The remote Leh district of Ladakh region recorded minus 14.4 degrees Celsius, the official said. Kargil district recorded a low of minus 12.8 degrees Celsius, a increase of 1.6 degrees compared to Monday’s, he said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 8.4 degrees Celsius, while it was minus 7.6 degrees Celsius in Pahalgam and minus 5.4 degrees Celsius in Qazigund. Kupwara district in north Kashmir recorded a minimum of minus 4.4 degrees Celsius.