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Kashmir continues to reel under severe cold wave

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Srinagar: The intense cold wave conditions continued in Kashmir on Thursday as mercury settled several degrees below the freezing point across the valley, officials said here.

Gulmargrecorded a low of minus 11.0 degrees Celsius, marking the minimum temperature at or below minus 10 degrees Celsius for five consecutive nights while as Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 9.4 degrees Celsius, the officials said.

Srinagaralso recorded sub zero temperature on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday as mercury settled at minus 2.7 degrees Celsius.

The officials said Qazigundrecorded a minimum of minus 5.8 degrees Celsius, while the nearby south Kashmir town of Kokernag recorded a low of minus 6.3 degrees Celsius.

The mercury in Kupwara settled at a low of minus 2.5 degrees Celsius.

The MeT office said the weather is likely to stay largely dry over the next few days.