Cold wave continues unabated in Kashmir Valley 

Srinagar: The cold wave conditions continued unabated on Wednesday in the Kashmir Valley, dropping minimum temperatures several notches below the freezing point.

Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar recorded minus 3.0 degrees Celsius while tourist resort Pahalgam recorded minus 5.0 and ski resort Gulmarg recorded minus 2.2, as the minimum temperatures on Wednesday.

The MeT office has forecast a fresh spell of snow and rain across Jammu and Kashmir beginning from Friday.

Meanwhile, the night temperature in Leh and Kargil dipped to minus 9.9 degrees Celsius and minus 15.3 degrees, respectively.

Jammu recorded 4.9 degrees Celsius, Katra 5.1, Batote minus 0.1, Bannihal minus 0.4 and Bhaderwah minus 1.8 as their minimum temperatures on Wednesday.

The Kahsmir valley is going through the 40-day long period of harsh winter cold called the “Chillai Kalan” which started on December 21 and will end on January 30.

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