Cold wave continues in Kashmir, Kargil coldest at minus 16

Srinagar: Minimum temperature in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region continued to remain several notches below the freezing point, the Met Office said. While as in Jammu it slipped further down a few degrees.

“Jammu city recorded 4.1 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature on Sunday. Kargil was the coldest in state where the minimum temperature dropped to minus 16, followed by Leh at minus 11.9,” a Met department official said.

The official said the weather would remain dry during the next 24 hours but rainfall is expected from Monday evening in the state.
There has been no snowfall in Kashmir ever since the 40-day long period of harsh winter cold called the ‘Chillai Kalan’ started on December 21.

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