Jammu & Kashmir

Severe cold wave continues in Kashmir, -7.0°C temperature recorded in Srinagar

Srinagar: Intense cold conditions persisted in Kashmir Valley with Srinagar recording a low of minus 7.0°C.

According to a local meteorological department, the mercury fell by six notches in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir against minus 6.4°C on the previous night. At minus 8.4°C, Srinagar witnessed season’s coldest night last week and it was the chilliest night in more than 25 years. In 1991, Srinagar witnessed a low of minus 11.8°C while the lowest ever temperature was recorded on 31 January 1893 when the mercury had gone down to minus 14.4 degrees Celsius. Dal Lake and other water bodies here have frozen.

Meanwhile, the minimum temperatures continued far below normal in other parts of the Valley, settling at minus 8.4°C in Pahalgam against minus 6.8°C on the previous night in the world-famous health resort.
Qazigund, the gateway town of J&K, recorded a low of minus 8.6°C against 8.3°C on the previous night and was the coldest place in the Valley.

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