Cold wave continues in Kashmir, Pahalgam freezes at minus 13.7

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Srinagar

The minimum temperatures throughout the valley and the Ladakh region remained several notches below the freezing point.

The Met department has forecast another spell of rain and snow from Wednesday evening.

Kargil recorded the night’s lowest temperature at minus 22.5 degrees Celsius while neighbouring Leh recorded a minimum temperature of minus 17.4, Met office said.

Drass town was the coldest in the Jammu and Kashmir at minus 30.4.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of minus 5.4 while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 7.8 degrees Celsius.

Gulmarg, the famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 12.2 degrees Celsius.

The night temperature in Pahalgam – the famous health resort which also serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra – settled at a low of minus 13.7 degrees.

Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 7.3 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 7.8 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu recorded a low of 4.1 degrees Celsius while Batote recorded minus 1.8, Katra 4.2, Banihal recorded 0.6, and Bhaderwah recorded minus 5.2 degree Celsius.

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