There was no relief from the cold weather as skies stayed dry and clear with MeT office predicting no change in the weather during the next 24 hours.
    
Leh recorded a night temperature of minus 9.9 degrees Celsius the on Wednesday night and was followed by nearby Kargil town where the minimum temperature settled at minus 5.4 degrees Celsius, an official of the MeT department said.
    
Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region are in the grip of intense cold since the beginning of this month following early snowfall in the high altitude areas.
    
Summer capital Srinagar recorded a low of minus1.8 degrees Celsius compared to minus 1.3 the previous night, the spokesman said.
    
The night temperature in Pahalgam, a tourist resort which serves as a base camp during annual Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir, settled at a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius compared to the previous night's minus 2.6 degrees Celsius.
    
The official said the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 0.8 degree Celsius, as against last night's minus 0.6 degree Celsius.
    
He said that the minimum temperature in Kupwara, in north Kashmir, dipped to a low of minus 2.3 degrees Celsius, while Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir - recorded a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius.
    
He said that the south Kashmir town of Kokernag was the only recorded place in the Valley where the night temperature stayed above the freezing point for the third day at 0.9 degrees Celsius. Kokernag recorded a minimum temperature of 2.4 degrees Celsius on Tuesday and 1.6 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

(Agencies)

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