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Kashmir in grip of cold wave

india Updated: Feb 01, 2011 12:10 IST

Cold wave maintained its grip over Kashmir division on Tuesday as the minimum temperature across the region stayed below freezing point with Leh town in Ladakh being the coldest at minus 14 degrees Celsius.

Gulmarg skiing resort in north Kashmir was the coldest place in the Valley, recording a low of minus 8.4 degrees Celsius, an official of the MET department said.

Pahalgam resort in south Kashmir was also freezing with the mercury plunging by 0.4 degrees to settle at minus 7.4 degrees Celsius.

Srinagar city, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, witnessed a drop of 0.2 degrees recording a minimum temperature of minus 1.6 degrees Celsius.

Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir Valley, recorded a minimum of minus 3.4 degrees Celsius while the mercury in Kupwara settled at a low of minus 1.8 degrees Celsius.

Although the Chillai Kalan -- the 40-day harsh part of winter in Kashmir -- has ended, there has been no change in the cold wave conditions in the Valley.

Ladakh region also saw the mercury dipping by a degree last night. Leh town recorded a low of minus 14.0 degrees Celsius and Kargil town registered minus 13.0 degrees Celsius.