Drass freezes at minus 25 degrees as cold wave grips Kashmir

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Kashmiri children hold a Kangri (fire pot) in their hands to beat biting cold. Photograph by Vikar Syed for The Kashmir Walla
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Srinagar: A severe cold wave  gripped  the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh on Monday as temperatures dropped  below the freezing point.

Drass town recorded minus 24.8 and was the coldest in Kashmir where even the maximum temperature remained below the freezing point at minus 9.8.

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Water bodies in the valley remained frozen as did the water supply tapes in Srinagar and elsewhere here.

Srinagar recorded minus 4.0 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam minus 12.5 and Gulmarg minus 11.0 as the minimum temperatures on Monday.

Leh town recorded minus 11.8 degrees Celsius and Kargil minus 17.6 as the minimum temperature.

Jammu city recorded 5.6 degrees Celsius, Katra 4.2, Batote minus 1.1, Bannihal minus 0.1 and Bhaderwah minus 1.5 as the night’s lowest temperatures. (with inputs from IANS)