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On a parting note, Chillai-Kalan leaves Kashmir shivering

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Srinagar: Cold wave conditions continued in Kashmir on Saturday as the mercury stayed several degrees below freezing point across the Valley, officials said.

Srinagar city recorded a low of minus 7.2 degrees Celsius – marginally up from minus 7.7 degrees Celsius the previous night, they said.

Qazigund – the gateway town to the Valley – recorded a minimum of 8.8 degrees Celsius – up from minus 10.8 degrees Celsius  the previous night, they said.

The minimum temperature at the Gulmarg skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district settled at minus 10.0 degrees Celsius – up from last night’s minus 11.5 degrees Celsius.

Pahalgam tourist resort in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 12.5 degrees Celsius – marginally down from previous night’s minus 12.0 degrees Celsius.

Kupwara recorded a low of minus 3.7 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature in Kokernag, in the south, settled at minus 10.9 degrees Celsius.

The extreme subzero temperatures have resulted in freezing of water-bodies and drinking water supply lines in many areas of the Valley.

The minimum temperatures are expected to remain below freezing point for the next few days as the weatherman has forecast the possibility of a western disturbance hitting the Valley on February 2.

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