Cold wave holds grip in Kashmir; Drass freezes at minus 21.1, Srinagar shivers at minus 7.2

Srinagar: Severe cold wave continued unabated in the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh on Saturday with the capital city Srinagar shivering at minus 7.2 degree Celsius.

At minus 21.1 degree Celsius, Drass recorded the night’s lowest temperature, and the town was coldest in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, MeT officials said.

It said that Pahalgam recorded temperature at minus 8.3 degree Celsius while it was minus 7 degree Celsius in Gulmarg.

Even the maximum temperature recorded in Drass on Friday did not rise above the freezing point as it settled at minus 5.5 degree.

Leh recorded minus 17.5 degree and Kargil minus 16.7 degree as the minimum temperature.

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