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Cold wave continues to grip Kashmir

PTI  Srinagar, November 04, 2013
First Published: 14:06 IST(4/11/2013) | Last Updated: 14:10 IST(4/11/2013)

 Cold wave continues to tighten its grip on the Kashmir Valley as the mercury fell considerably, recording the season's lowest temperature so far in Leh.

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Leh area of Ladakh division was the coldest place in the state with a minimum temperature of minus 8 degrees Celsius, recorded as the season's lowest so far, a MeT department official said today.

The mercury plunged nearly four degrees in Kargil town last night to settle at minus 6 degrees Celsius, the official said.

Pahalgam also witnessed a drop of 0.5 degrees as the south Kashmir tourist resort recorded a low of minus 3 degrees Celsius, he said.

State's summer capital, Srinagar, registered a drop in night temperatures with the minimum of 1.2 degrees Celsius, compared to Sunday's 1.7 degrees Celsius.

The night temperature in Gulmarg was up by a degree to settle at minus 1 degree Celsius, the MeT official said, adding snowfall is predicted for the famous ski-resort in the mid-week.

The official said other places in the valley like Qazigund and Kupwara also recorded a minimum temperature close to the freezing point.

The weather office has forecast that a fresh western disturbance would likely affect the state from tomorrow and said the weather would remain dry and pleasant till then.


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