Srinagar, January 06, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, there is no respite from the intense cold as the temperatures remained much below the freezing point in the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region of the territory, today. “The night temperature was minus 4.6 degrees Celsius in Srinagar. It was minus 8.0 in Pahalgam and minus 9.0 degrees Celsius in Gulmarg on Sunday,” a weather official in Srinagar said.
Leh town in the Ladakh region was the coldest town in the territory where the temperature dropped to minus 18.0 degrees Celsius. In Kargil town of Ladakh region it was 17.4 degrees Celsius, said the official. According to the official, the cold conditions in the territory would continue during the next 24 hours because of the dry weather.
Parts of Dal Lake in Srinagar are already frozen and fisherman and Shikarawallahs find it difficult to row their boats in the Kashmir Valley these days. It is to mention here that occupied Kashmir is passing through the harsh 40-day winter period known locally as the ‘Chillai Kalan’, which began on December 21 and will end January 30.
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