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Severe cold wave in J&K, Kargil freezes at minus 14.5

Srinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) Severe cold wave continued in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday as Kargil in Ladakh region froze at minus 14.5 degrees, recording the lowest minimum temperature this season. Present cold wave conditions are likely to continue till December 22, a Met Department official said. Leh recorded minus 11 as the night's lowest temperature. The mercury dipped further as t...

1 day ago
A year of comparative normalcy, but permanent peace eludes J&K

Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 16 (IANS) Even though permanent peace remained a distant dream for the people of beleaguered Jammu and Kashmir, 2017 was a comparatively better year for the state -- security forces registered huge successes against militants, mainstream politicians once again moved out to meet people, the Centre appointed a special representative for a sustained dialogue, and the common man f...

2 days ago
Cold wave freezes J&K; Gulmarg, Kargil coldest

Srinagar, Dec 15 (IANS) Minimum temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region remained below freezing point on Friday as Gulmarg and Kargil witnessed lowest minimum temperatures. The Met has forecast dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir till Sunday. At minus 10 as the minimum temperature today Gulmarg was the coldest place in the valley, while Kargil at minus 10.2 was ...

4 days ago
Kashmir Valley freezes at sub-zero temperatures

Srinagar, Dec 13 (IANS) Minimum temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region remained below freezing point on Wednesday as the ski resort of Gulmarg recorded the coldest temperature at minus 9.8. The weather office has forecast rain in the plains and snowfall in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir till Thursday. Leh recorded a minimum temperature of minus 6.5 ...

5 days ago
Stop 'invoking' Pakistan, attack it: Sena tells BJP

Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should display guts and attack Pakistan if it was indeed found interfering in the ongoing Gujarat elections. The Sena also urged Modi to arrest all the people who attended a dinner at the home of Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar where the Pakistan High Commissioner, former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Si...

5 days ago
Airtel launches 4G in Kargil, Leh, Dras in Ladakh region

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Tuesday launched 4G services in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, a company statement said here. The statement said customers in 130 towns and villages, including Kargil, Leh, and Dras will now get connected with 4G. Under the Project Leap initiative, Airtel's nationwide 4G footprint now spans from Ladakh in the north to Kanyakumari...

5 days ago
Srinagar gets season's first snowfall

Srinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) Srinagar city received season's first snowfall on Tuesday as higher reaches both in the Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley received moderate snowfall. Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgam also received moderate snowfall, the Met said. Plains in the Jammu region have been receiving rainfall since Monday morning. The present weather conditions are likely to continu...

5 days ago
Jammu-Srinagar highway closed after snowfall, rain

Jammu, Dec 12 (IANS) Moderate snowfall and heavy rains on Tuesday forced the closure of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and the Mughal Road connecting Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, officials said. Traffic department officials said fresh snowfall in Bannihal sector and heavy rains in other parts of the Jammu-Srinagar Highway have led to the closure of the nearly 300-km long...

8 days ago
Minimum temperatures improve in J&K

Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) Minimum temperatures improved in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday due to a cloud cover, but Leh remained frozen at minus 13 degrees Celsius, according to the weather office. Due to an approaching Western Disturbance, we are expecting widesp ead moderate to heavy rains and snow in the state for three days from Sunday night, an official of the MET department said....

10 days ago
Minimum temperatures improve in J&K, heavy snowfall forecast

Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 7 (IANS) Minimum temperatures throughout Jammu and Kashmir rose on Thursday due to partial nightlong cloud cover even as the weather office forecast heavy rains and snow in the state between December 11 and 15. The weather office also revised the minimum temperature parameter for Pahalgam town, saying the minimum temperature was minus 1.3. It is minus 1.3 and ...

10 days ago
Night temperatures increase in J&K, heavy rains expected

Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 7 (IANS) Night temperatures increased throughout Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday due to a partial overnight cloud cover. The weather office has forecast heavy rains and snowfall between December 11 and 15. Sonam Lotus, Director of the MET department said: A western disturbance is most likely to become active in Jammu and Kashmir from December 11 onwards. Under t...

14 days ago
J&K's Leh, Kupwara, Bannihal record coldest night temperatures

Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 3 (IANS) Leh, Bannihal and Kupwara recorded the lowest night temperatures in Jammu and Kashmir, the weather office said on Sunday. The present cold wave conditions are likely to persist during the next 24 hours although light snowfall has been forecast at isolated places in the higher reaches of the state during the next 48 hours. The lowest minimum temperatur...

15 days ago
Cold wave continues in J&K

Srinagar, Dec 2 (IANS) Cold wave continued unabated in the valley as Leh town in Ladakh region witnessed the coldest night in Jammu and Kashmir at minus 8.7 degrees Celsius on Saturday. Neighbouring Kargil town was at minus 7.6. There is no immediate likelihood of any respite from the present cold, dry weather in the valley and other places in the state, a Met Department official said.

16 days ago
Leh freezes at minus 11.3, cold wave sweeps valley

Srinagar, Dec 1 (IANS) Cold wave continued in the valley on Friday as the Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir remained frozen with Leh recording the night's lowest temperature at minus 11.3 degrees Celsius. Neighbouring Kargil town recorded a minus 7.4 as the minimum, an official of the Met Department said. Cold wave conditions are likely to continue till Tuesday at least. The ni...

18 days ago
Night temperatures improve throughout J&K

Jammu/Srinagar, Nov 29 (IANS) Night temperatures improved on Wednesday throughout Jammu and Kashmir due to partial cloud cover, the Met said. The present dry weather is likely to continue till Saturday or Sunday, an official of the MET department said. He said the minimum temperature in both Srinagar and Jammu showed improvement on Wednesday over Tuesday as Srinagar recorded 1.3 ...

20 days ago
Kargil records lowest temperature in J&K

Srinagar, Nov 27 (IANS) At minus 10.4, Kargil town in the Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir recorded the lowest temperature on Monday. While the Mata Vaishno Devi base camp town of Katra recorded the highest minimum temperature at 9.5 degrees Celsius. Sonam Lotus, director of the Met Department told IANS: We are not expecting any relief from the present weather conditions in the state a...

23 days ago
Jammu, Srinagar, Leh record season's coldest night

Srinagar, Nov 24 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's twin capitals of Srinagar and Jammu and Leh town in the Ladakh region on Friday witnessed their coldest night of the season so far, the Met said. The night's lowest temperature was minus 3.1 and 7.7 in Srinagar and Jammu cities, respectively, an official of the Met department said. Leh recorded minus 12 as the minimum temperature, which...

27 days ago
Leh records lowest temperature in J&K

Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) 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 officia...

28 days ago
Leh freezes, Gulmarg coldest in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Nov 19 (IANS) Night temperatures in Ladakh dropped to below freezing point at minus 7.9 degrees Celsius while Gulmarg was the coldest place in the Kashmir Valley with a minus 4.6 degrees Celsius, a Met department official said on Sunday. The minimum temperatures on Sunday in Kargil, Srinagar and Pahalgam were minus 5.8, 2.9 and minus 0.5 degrees Celsius, respectively, the offic...

29 days ago
Night temperatures improve in Jammu region, Ladakh coldest

Jammu, Nov 18 (IANS) Night temperatures improved in the Jammu region while temperatures in Ladakh dropped to below freezing point, a Met department official said on Saturday. The night's lowest temperature in Leh and Kargil towns was minus 6.4 and minus 6.0 degree Celsius respectively. At minus 6.4 degrees Celsius, Leh town was the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir for the third conse...

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