J&K

No respite from cold wave in Kashmir as Srinagar shivers at minus 7 6 C

Kashmir valley continued to shiver in sub-zero temperatures with Srinagar recording a minimum temperature of minus 7.6°C last night, officials said.

The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir recorded minus 8.4°C on January 14 minus 8.2°C on the previous night while it settled at minus 7.8°C on January 13 same as recorded eight years ago on 14 January 2012.

Against minus 6.8°C on the previous night in Kupwara the mercury settled at minus 6.2°C in the north Kashmir district the official said. Leh recorded a low of minus 12.1°C and Kargil recorded minus 17.4°C. Kashmir valley received heavy snowfall earlier this month disrupting normal life. (GK)

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