Temperature hits zero degree in Ooty, white carpet over 10 kilometre area

Udhagamandalam:  The temperature in and around this hill station, a major tourist spot, touched zero degree, with frost covering nearly a 10 kilometre area, officials said.

Tourists and citizens ventured out only after 8.30 am, as the biting cold made them sit indoors, they said.

A 'white carpet of frost' was seen over the plains, tea estates, including in and around the town, the famous botanical gardens and also Wenlock downs, they said.

Story First Published: November 15, 2012 23:47 IST

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