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Mercury Drops In Ladakh As Leh Freezes At -10 Degrees Celsius

Meanwhile, Chilai Kalan, Kashmir's harshest over 40-day winter period started on Tuesday and is likely to continue till January end.

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Leh: Leh recorded a minimum temperature of minus 10 degrees Celcius on Saturday. As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Leh-Ladakh, Kargil recorded a maximum of 2 degrees while the minimum temperature was minus 8 degrees Celcius.

Drass, the world’s second coldest inhabited place, recorded a minimum of minus 13.7 degrees Celsius and the maximum was minus 13.4 degrees. The weather department has predicted a cloudy sky over the Ladakh-Gilgit region with light rainfall or snow.

Meanwhile, Chilai Kalan, Kashmir’s harshest over 40-day winter period started on Tuesday and is likely to continue till January end.

Meanwhile, Union Territory of Ladakh reported 23 new COVID-19 positive cases on Saturday. As per information from the Department of Information and Public Relations, Leh, 14 patients were cured and discharged after getting the initial treatment.

The total number of Covid-19 active cases in the Union Territory of Ladakh is 210, including 153 cases from Leh and 57 from Kargil district. With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the Union Territory of Ladakh now stands at 22,059 while the total number of deaths is 281.

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