Leh: Leh and Gulmarg witnessed the night’s lowest temperatures on Friday at -11.9°C and -5.2°C, respectively.
The mercury dipped to a freezing minus 11.9 degree Celsius on Friday in Leh town of Ladakh region while the famous ski resort, Gulmarg of Jammu and Kashmir recorded minus 5.2 degree Celsius as the minimum temperature.
There’s a forecast of another short spell of snow and rain in Jammu and Kashmir beginning Friday evening.
While the night temperatures dropped to bone-chilling point, the day temperatures also hover around 7 degrees.
All the perennial water reservoirs of Jammu and Kashmir in the mountains get replenished by the snowfall during this 40-day long period.
Various rivers, streams, lakes and springs are sustained during the hot summer months by the melting snows from the perennial water reservoirs of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
Srinagar-Leh highway and Mughal Road are currently shut due to fresh snowfall. Authorities have closed the Srinagar-Jammu highway for weekly repairs on Friday.
Srinagar city recorded 2.3 degrees Celsius and Pahalgam minus 0.8 degree Celsius as the minimum temperature on Friday.