Kashmir Freezes With Intense Dry Cold, No Relief In Sight

Srinagar: An intense dry cold wave continued in Kashmir on Wednesday as most water bodies froze in part recording alarmingly low discharge.

Kashmir is reeling under an intense dry cold wave as Dal, Nigeen, Wullar, and all other lakes, streams, and rivers froze in parts while the water level in these dropped alarmingly low due to very scant snowfall, and that too only in the mountains so far this season.

Demands for potable water have started pouring in from places otherwise believed to be sufficiently provided through water supply schemes by the Jal Shakti department.

The weather office has forecast cloudy weather from January 4 to January 6, unlikely to result in rain/snowfall in the plains.

On Wednesday, Srinagar city had minus 4.8 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature while Gulmarg and Pahalgam had minus 3.8 and 6.6 respectively.

In the Ladakh region, Leh town had minus 15.2, Kargil minus 12.4, and Drass minus 14 as the minimum temperature.

Jammu City had 7, Katra 4.4, Batote 2.6, Bhaderwah 0.3 and Banihal minus 1.6.

Courtesy: ‘IANS’

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