Jammu and Kashmir in grip of severe cold wave

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Srinagar: The Kashmir valley is in the grip of severe cold wave as the mercury dipped to several degrees below the freezing point on Sunday, the MET said.

The minimum temperature in Srinagar on Saturday night settled at minus 1.4 degrees Celsius slightly up from minus 1.8 degrees Celsius the previous night, the weatherman said.

The Qazigund, the gateway town to the valley in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 6.6 degree Celsius, a dip of over three degrees over the previous night’s minus 3.2 degrees Celsius.

Reports said Gulmarg ski-resort in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 12 degrees Celsius on Saturday night while Pahalgam tourist resort in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 13 degrees Celsius.

The frontier Ladakh region, recorded a low of 15.5 degrees Celsius, a rise of one degree over previous night.

The mercury in nearby Kargil settled at a low of minus 20.7 degrees Celsius. Kargil was the coldest recorded place in Jammu and Kashmir.

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