Drass shivers at minus 17.3 degrees Celsius as intense cold wave grips J&K

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Photograph by Saide Zahoor for The Kashmir Walla

An intense cold wave gripped valley as icy cold winds blowing from the snow-clad mountains brought down the temperatures to minus 17.3 in Drass town on Sunday.

The weather office said that there will no relief from the intense weather for the next five days.

The Kashmir Valley is passing through the 40-day long period of harsh winter ‘Chillai Kalan’ which will end on January 30.

Srinagar recorded minus 4.4 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam minus 6.7 and Gulmarg minus 5.5.

Drass in Kargil district was the coldest place, while Leh recorded minus 14.3 and Kargil minus 14.5 degrees Celsius.

Jammu city was at 6.7, Katra 6, Batote 1.5, Bannihal minus 0.9 and Bhaderwah was at 0.1.

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