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Cold wave grips Kashmir valley

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Srinagar: The minimum temperature across Kashmir fell below freezing point again on Tuesday, after a day’s respite from subzero temperatures, even as the weather office forecast possibility of a wet spell in the valley over two days from Wednesday.

Gulmarg resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district recorded a minimum temperature of minus 7 degrees Celsius, the officials said.

They said the resort was the coldest recorded place in the valley.

Srinagar recorded a low of minus 1.4 degrees Celsius on Monday night, a plunge of four degrees from the previous night, the officials said.

They said Pahalgam, which serves as the base camp for the annual Amarnath yatra, recorded a low of minus 4.8 degrees Celsius, dropping more than five degrees.

The minimum temperature in Kupwara in north Kashmir settled at a low of minus 1 degrees Celsius.

Qazigund, the gateway town to the valley, recorded minus 0.2 degrees Celsius, while Kokernag recorded a low of minus 1.2 degrees Celsius.

The MeT Office has said there is a possibility of light rain or snow on Wednesday and Thursday at some places.

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