Cold Wave Continues In Kashmir, Pahalgam Freezes At Minus 8.4

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SRINAGAR: Cold wave conditions continued in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday as minimum temperatures remained below the freezing point. The weather office has forecast the possibility of light to moderate snowfall.

An official from the MeT department said, “Another spell of light to moderate snowfall is likely to occur in J&K on January 4 and 5. Till then, the present cold wave will continue.”

The ongoing 40-day long period of harsh winter cold known locally as the ‘Chillai Kalan’ will end on January 31.

Pahalgam in south Kashmir was the coldest place in the Valley where minimum temperature was minus 8.4 degrees celsius.

The minimum night temperature at Gulmarg famous ski-resort in north Kashmir settled at a low of minus 7.5 degrees Celsius.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the J&K recorded a low of minus 5.9 while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 6.1 degrees Celsius.

Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 6.4 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 6.1 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu city recorded 5.5 degrees Celsius, Katra town 5.2, Batote 0.5, Banihal minus 1.2 and Bhaderwah minus 2.1 as the minimum temperatures.

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