Severe cold wave in Kashmir, Pahalgam freezes at minus 10.0


Cold wave conditions continued in the Kashmir Valley on Friday as minimum temperatures remained below the freezing point.

A Kashmiri man tries catch fish near frozen waterfall in Drang area of Tangmarg some 38 kilometers north of Srinagar on January 2, 2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Pahalgam – the famous health resort which also serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra was the coldest place in the Valley where minimum temperature was minus 10.0 degrees Celsius.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of minus 3.7 while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 7.0 degrees Celsius.

The night temperature in Gulmarg – the famous ski resort settled at a low of minus 8.5 degrees Celcius.

Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 4.8 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 2.3 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu city recorded 6.2 degrees Celsius, Katra town 6.3, Batote minus 0.8, Banihal minus 1.6 and Bhaderwah minus 2.2 as the minimum temperatures.


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