Severe cold wave in valley, no change in weather for next five days: MeT


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An unabated  cold wave lashed Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh on Saturday as Leh froze at minus 15.8 degrees Celius and the weather office forecasting no change in conditions for at least the next five days till Thursday.

Met official said that for the next five days there won’t be any change in weather, adding that  the cold wave conditions are likely to continue as the weather is expected to remain cold and dry in Jammu and Kashmir.

The 40-day long harsh winter period of Chillai Kalan started on Friday and will continue till January 30.

Minimum temperature dropped several degrees below the freezing point. In Srinagar city it was minus 5.4, in Pahalgam minus 7.4 and in Gulmarg minus 6 degrees Celsius.

Jammu city was at 3.9, Katra 5.8, Batote 1.3, Bannihal 0.7 and Bhaderwah minus 0.6 degrees Celsius. (with inputs from IANS)

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