Chill intensifies as cold winds continue in Valley

Chill intensifies as cold winds continue in Valley
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Srinagar: A severe cold wave continues in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday with Ladakh region remaining frozen and Kargil and Leh recording minus 15.4 and minus 11.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Clear night sky, chilly winds blowing into the plains from the snow-clad mountains have added to the cold wave gripping Jammu and Kashmir.

The weather office said clear skies were expected to further lower the minimum temperatures throughout the state on Wednesday and Thursday.

Srinagar city recorded minus 2.6, Pahalgam minus 4.9 and Gulmarg minus 4.4 degrees Celsius as the night’s lowest temperatures.

Jammu city recorded 7.4, Katra 8.3, Batote 7.2, Bannihil 6.3, Bhaderwah 2.9 and Udhampur 5.4 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperatures, a Met official said.

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