SRINAGAR: The intense cold wave has decreased on Wednesday after Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall, the meteorological department said.
The official said the fresh snowfall brought some relief to the residents in the Valley from the intense cold conditions as the night temperature showed improvement.
While people continue to suffer due to frozen water supply lines caused by freezing temperatures witnessed during the 40-day harshest winter period of Chilai Kalan, Srinagar recorded minus 0.4 degrees Celsius.
Gulmarg, the famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a low of 6.0 degrees Celsius while Qazigund in south Kashmir recorded low of minus 2.8 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 3.9 degrees.
Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 4.5 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 1.2 degrees Celsius last night.
Jammu recorded a low of 12.7 degrees Celsius while Batote recorded 5.4, Katra recorded 11.8, Banihal recorded 3.2, and Bhaderwah recorded 1.7 degree Celsius.