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Srinagar records -3.2 degrees Celsius as cold wave grips Kashmir valley

Cold wave continues to grip Kashmir valley as the temperature remained below zero at various locations on Friday.

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded minimum temperature of minus 3.2 degrees Celsius on Thursday, three notches lower than the 0.2 degrees Celsius on Thursday.

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According to MeT officils, the famous ski resort of Gulmarg recorded temperature of minus 10.0 degrees Celsius.

Pahalgam, the famous health resort in south Kashmir, that serves base camp for Amarnath Yatra recorded minimum temperature of minus 6.8 degrees Celsius.

Qazigund, the gate way town to the Kashmir valley, recorded minimum temperature of minus 0.8 degrees Celsiu, while the frontier district in north kashmir Kupwara recorded minus 4.6 degrees Celsius.

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Jammu recorded minimum 4.5 degrees Celsius follwed by Udhampur recorded minimum 0.5 degrees Celsius.

Ladakh region remained the coldest place in the state in which Leh recorded minus 14.5 degrees Celsius and Kargil at minus 18.6 degrees Celsius.

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The weather department predicted that western disturbance will affect the state from January 4 to January 6. Moderate rain and snow is expected at widespread places of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh region. Heavy snowfall is also expected in isolated places of the Jammu and Kashmir state.

 

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