Kashmir shivers as cold wave persists

Srinagar, Jan 25: The cold wave tightened its grip further in Kashmir as the minimum temperatures in the Valley continued to remain several degrees below the freezing point, with the MET Department predicting no respite from dry weather and the bone-chilling cold conditions till the end of this month.
 The residents across the Valley continue to shiver with the night temperatures remaining below the freezing point and the days getting colder.
 The summer capital Srinagar recorded a low temperature of minus 3.2 degree Celsius, colder from the previous night's minus 1.8 degree Celsius, a spokesman of the MET Department said.
 He said the minimum night temperature in the highway town of Qazigund in south Kashmir was minus 7.0 degree Celsius as against the yesterday's minus 6.4 degree Celsius.
 The night temperature in Kokernag settled at a low of minus 7.5 degree Celsius, slightly up from minus 8.7 degree Celsius yesterday, he said.
 The spokesman said that in north Kashmir's Kupwara town, where the previous night's minimum was minus 0.9 degree Celsius, the minimum temperature settled at a low of minus 2.2 degree Celsius during the night.
 The minimum night temperature in Pahalgam hill resort in south Kashmir was down by about two notches to minus 13.0 degree Celsius from the previous night's minus 11.6 degree Celsius, he said.
 He said in Gulmarg in north Kashmir, the minimum night temperature settled at minus 11.0 degree Celsius as compared to the previous night's minus 10.6 degree Celsius.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 26 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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