Srinagar: Cold wave continued throughout Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday as night temperatures remained below freezing point in the valley and Ladakh region.

An official of the MET department told a news agency: “Cold wave is likely to continue during the next 24 hours as weather is expected to remain dry during this period.”

“Srinagar recorded minus 5.0 as the night’s lowest temperature while Pahalgam and Gulmarg recorded minus 5.5 and minus 1.8 respectively. Leh town recorded minus 12.0 as the minimum temperature,” the report quoted the official as saying.

“Jammu city recorded 5.7, Katra 10.4, Batote 7.2, Bannihal 1.0 and Bhaderwah minus 2.1 as the minimum temperatures today (Thursday).”

Jammu and Kashmir has been reeling under an unprecedented over 5-month long dry spell which people expect would be broken during the ‘Chillai Kalan’.

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