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Cold wave grips Kashmir Valley but snowfall unlikely

The officials said the severe cold wave continued unabated in the Valley and the Ladakh region.

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Kashmir Valley
A local visitor enjoying sledge-riding on the slopes of ski-resort of Gulmarg in Baramulla district of north Kashmir (Photo: PTI)

As a severe continued here on Sunday, the weather office said that snowfall was unlikely this Eve in the Valley.

"Cloudy and dry weather is likely to continue in during the next 48 hours. celebrations be without the traditional snowfall this year," a MET said.

The officials said the severe continued unabated in the Valley and the Ladakh region.

"At minus 11.4, Kargil was the coldest town followed by Leh at minus 9.6 degrees Celsius," the said.

Minimum temperatures throughout the valley remained below the freezing point. recorded minus 2, Pahalgam minus 4 and Gulmarg minus 5 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperatures.

The minimum temperatures in the Jammu region however, remained above the freezing point," the said.

"Jammu city recorded 7.5, Katra 7.8, Batote 5.5, Banihal 1.3, Bhaderwah 2.8 and Udhampur 4.5 degrees Celsius as their minimum temperatures."

First Published: Sun, December 24 2017. 09:44 IST