Kashmir shivers as temperature dips

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reeled under intense cold weather as minimum temperature dipped further across the state on Thursday.

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The maximum temperature in Srinagar will hover around 4.1 degrees Celsius, the official said.

Minimum temperatures also plunged below the freezing point in tourist resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam.

The minimum temperature recorded at Pahalgam was minus 8.5 degrees compared to Wednesday’s minus 6.3 degrees Celsiusy.

Kashmir is passing through 40-day period of harshest winter season known as “Chillai-Kalan”, which began on Monday.

In Ladakh capital Leh, the minimum temperature dropped to minus 12.9 degrees.

The overnight minimum temperature in Jammu city was 3.8 degrees compared to 5.6 degrees on Wednesday. The maximum temperature in Jammu city is likely to hover around 18 degrees Celsius.

In other places of the Jammu province, minimum temperatures recorded were 4.8 degrees in Katra town, 1.7 degrees in Banihal, minus 0.7 degrees in Batote, minus 0.6 degrees in Udhampur and minus 3.5 degrees in Bhaderwah town.

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