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Cold wave continues in Kashmir

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 13:24

Srinagar: The cold wave in Kashmir was unabated on Tuesday with the mercury plunging by a further four degrees and settling at minus 13.9 degrees Celsius in the
famous Gulmarg skiing resort.

Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 13.9 degrees Celsius, a MeT official said here today.
Kargil town also recorded the season`s lowest minimum of minus 23 degrees Celsius, he said.

Leh town, which recorded the previous low of minus 22.2 degrees Celsius this season yesterday, continued to freeze with a minimum temperature of minus 20.6 degrees Celsius, he said.

Elsewhere in the Valley, the cold wave intensified as Pahalgam witnessed a seven-degree drop in minimum temperature to settle at minus 14.4 degrees Celsius.

In Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir, the mercury slipped by three degrees to minus 11.8 degrees Celsius followed by Kokernag resort at minus 8.1 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperature in Srinagar city, the summer capital of the state, remained almost unchanged at minus 4.3 degrees Celsius.

First Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 13:24

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