Cold Wave Continues In Kashmir, Srinagar Freezes At Minus 5.2

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

An official from MeT department said, “Light to moderate snowfall is expected in Kargil district of Ladakh and higher reaches of the valley today evening. There is no likelihood of any major snowfall till the end year.”

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

Gulmarg in north Kashmir was the coldest place in the Valley where minimum temperature was minus 7.2 degrees celsius.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the J&K recorded a low of minus 5.2 while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 5.0 degrees Celsius.

The minimum night temperature at Pahalgam famous tourist-resort in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 5.9 degrees Celsius.

Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 4.9 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 4.8 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu city recorded 4.2 degrees Celsius, Katra town 5.7, Batote 0.7, Banihal minus 2.6 and Bhaderwah minus 1.8 as the minimum temperatures.

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