Sub-zero temperatures continue in Kashmir
Srinagar, Feb 06: Kashmir continued to reel under sub-zero temperatures on Thursday, with Gulmarg recording a low of minus 9.0 degrees Celsius, a MeT department official said.
Mercury in Pahalgam in south Kashmir dropped to minus 7.4 degrees Celsius from 9.3 degrees Celsius a night earlier, the official said.
Srinagar city also recorded sub-zero temperature last night as the mercury settled at minus 3.2 degrees against minus 3.9 degrees Celsius the previous night, he said.
Qazigund recorded a low of minus 4.5 degrees Celsius, followed by Kupwara (minus 4.2 degrees Celsius) had Kokernag (minus 2.8 degrees Celsius), he added.
Chillai Kalan, the 40-day harshest period of winter in Kashmir, ended on January 30 but the cold wave conditions are expected to persist for next few days.