Cold wave intensifies in Kashmir, dry weather to continue till Christmas



SRINAGAR: Cold condition intensified in Kashmir with most parts of the valley witnessing a dip in their minimum temperatures on Wednesday. The weather has remained dry and cold across Kashmir since it snowed on December 12, with the night temperature staying several degrees below the freezing point, a meteorological department official said. The weather department has forecast that the cold and dry weather would continue till Christmas Day.
The Valley continued to reel under sub-zero night temperatures on Wednesday as well, even though there was a slight improvement in the mercury at most places. Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 5 degrees Celsius, slightly up from the previous night’s minus 5.2 degrees Celsius.
The mercury in Pahalgam in south Kashmir went down from the previous night’s low of minus 5.8 degrees Celsius to settle at minus 6.6 degrees Celsius, officials said. It was the coldest recorded place in the Valley.


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