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J&K schools shut as cold wave sweeps Kashmir, Ladakh

IANS  |  Srinagar 

An unabated cold wave is sweeping through the valley and region of and that has prompted authorities to shut all schools up to Class 8 for the winter recess, an said on Wednesday.

The minimum temperatures dropped several notches below freezing point, the Met said, adding "The night temperatures are likely to drop further in the coming three to four days as the is likely to remain dry during this period."

It was minus 3.0 in Srinagar, minus 5.1 in Pahalgam and minus 4.0 in Gulmarg today.

Leh town recorded minus 11.4 while Kargil recorded minus 10.9 in the region

In the region, recorded 9, Katra 8.5, Batote 3.5, Bannihal 0.8 and Bhaderwah 1.4 degrees Celsius.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 10:12 IST
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