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Kashmir continues to reel under sub-zero temperatures

Srinagar, Feb 6: Kashmir continued to reel under sub-zero temperatures on Thursday, with Gulmarg recording a low of minus 9.0 degrees Celsius, a MeT department official said.

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Mercury in Pahalgam, the south Kashmir resort that serves as the base camp for annual Amaranth Yatra, dropped to minus 7.4 degrees Celsius from 9.3 degrees Celsius a night earlier, the official said.

Srinagar city also recorded sub-zero temperature last night as the mercury settled at minus 3.2 degrees against minus 3.9 degrees Celsius the previous night, he said.

Qazigund recorded a low of minus 4.5 degrees Celsius, followed by Kupwara (minus 4.2 degrees Celsius) had Kokernag (minus 2.8 degrees Celsius), he added.

Chillai Kalan, the 40-day harshest period of winter in Kashmir, ended on January 30 but the cold wave conditions are expected to persist for next few days.

PTI

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