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Leh freezes while Srinagar witnesses coldest night
While Leh in Jammu & Kashmir froze at minus 14 degree celsius, Srinagar witnessed its coldest night yesterday when the temperature dropped down to minus 5.5 degree Celsius.

IANS quoted a MET official saying: "Weather is likely to remain dry with clear night sky during the next 24 hours (till Wednesday) indicating a further drop in the night temperatures across the state."

The famous Dal Lake in Srinagar has also frozen. Similar freezing temperatures were also recorded in other places of Kashmir. In Pahalgam, the temperatures dropped to minus 6.2 and minus 3.0 in Gulmarg.

Jammu was relatively warmer with Jammu city recording a temperature of 5.6 degrees Celsius in the night while Katra recorded 9.6.

Starting today, begins the harshest period of winter with temperatures set to drop in the Valley.

The Met department has forecast that dry weather in the state for the the next four days, after which there is possibility of rains or snowfall at isolated places in the Valley which is expected to slightly increase the temperatures.

Public Health Engineering (PHE) & Irrigation & Flood Control officials have been directed to ensure supply of water in the Ladakh region where most taps have frozen.

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