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Srinagar Freezes At Minus 7.7, Pahalgam At Minus 12

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

The cold wave has gripped the valley. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

The Metrological department Kashmir said weather is likely to remain dry till January 31 after which a spell of light intensity snow and rain is expected on February 3.

“The approaching western disturbance is not strong enough to cause any heavy snowfall so people should not heed rumours about the possibility of a heavy snowfall around February 3,” Sonam Lotus, director of J&K and Ladakh meteorological (MET) department said.

Pahalgam in south Kashmir was the coldest place in the Valley where minimum temperature was minus 12.0 degrees.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of minus 7.7 degrees Celsius while Qazigund in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 10.8 degrees Celsius.

The famous ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir, which experienced heavy snowfall on various occasions recorded a low of minus 11.5 degrees Celsius.

Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 11.4 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 3.0 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu city recorded 6.4 degrees Celsius, Katra 5.4, Batote 0.1, Banihal recorded minus 2.4 and Bhaderwah recorded minus 2.1 degrees Celsius as the night’s lowest temperatures.

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