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Chillai Kalan: Record Breaking Cold Weather Hits Kashmir

India | News18 | December 24, 2018, 8:52 am
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 Cold wave conditions tightened grip in Kashmir as the mercury went down at most places last night, with Leh, in the Ladakh region, experiencing the coldest night of the winter so far. A view of Betab Valley after a fresh snowfall at Pahalgam in Anantnag, Kashmir. (Image: PTI)

Cold wave conditions tightened grip in Kashmir as the mercury went down at most places last night, with Leh, in the Ladakh region, experiencing the coldest night of the winter so far. A view of Betab Valley after a fresh snowfall at Pahalgam in Anantnag, Kashmir. (Image: PTI)

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 A tourist takes photos of icicles formed due to burst of a water supply line during a snowfall at Pahalgam in Anantnag district of south Kashmir. (Image: PTI)

A tourist takes photos of icicles formed due to burst of a water supply line during a snowfall at Pahalgam in Anantnag district of south Kashmir. (Image: PTI)

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 The 40-day harsh winter period in Kashmir, known in the local parlance as 'Chillai-Kalan', began on a dry note on Friday, even as cold wave conditions continue to prevail in the Valley and Ladakh region. (Image: News18)

The 40-day harsh winter period in Kashmir, known in the local parlance as 'Chillai-Kalan', began on a dry note on Friday, even as cold wave conditions continue to prevail in the Valley and Ladakh region. (Image: News18)

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 Minimum temperatures settled to several notches below the freezing point. (Image: News18)

Minimum temperatures settled to several notches below the freezing point. (Image: News18)

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 Upper reaches of the Himalayas including Gulmarg and Pahalgam received heavy snowfall.<br />(Image: News18)

Upper reaches of the Himalayas including Gulmarg and Pahalgam received heavy snowfall.
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 Temperature settled at minus 4 degree in Srinagar. (Image: News18)

Temperature settled at minus 4 degree in Srinagar. (Image: News18)

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 Kashmir Valley received moderate to heavy spell of snowfall, disrupting normal life due to further drop in mercury. (Image: News18)

Kashmir Valley received moderate to heavy spell of snowfall, disrupting normal life due to further drop in mercury. (Image: News18)

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 A scenic panoramic view of Gulmarg that is painted in white after snowfall. (Image: News18)

A scenic panoramic view of Gulmarg that is painted in white after snowfall. (Image: News18)

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 Snowfall occurred in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday (November 2) while rains lashed the plains. (Image: News18)

Snowfall occurred in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday (November 2) while rains lashed the plains. (Image: News18)

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 Snowfall in the Zojila Pass has closed the Srinagar-Leh highway while the Mughal Road connecting the valley to the Jammu region has also been shut for traffic. (Image: News18)

Snowfall in the Zojila Pass has closed the Srinagar-Leh highway while the Mughal Road connecting the valley to the Jammu region has also been shut for traffic. (Image: News18)

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 Lotus said the minimum temperature was 5.5 degrees Celsius in Srinagar, 0.7 in Pahalgam, minus 2 in Gulmarg, 2.9 in Leh and minus 5.2 in Kargil. (Image: News18)

Lotus said the minimum temperature was 5.5 degrees Celsius in Srinagar, 0.7 in Pahalgam, minus 2 in Gulmarg, 2.9 in Leh and minus 5.2 in Kargil. (Image: News18)

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 The minimum temperatures in the Jammu region were: Jammu city 15.8 degrees Celsius, Bannihal 6.4, Batote 5.8, Katra 13 and Bhaderwah 5.6. (Image: News18)

The minimum temperatures in the Jammu region were: Jammu city 15.8 degrees Celsius, Bannihal 6.4, Batote 5.8, Katra 13 and Bhaderwah 5.6. (Image: News18)

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 Even parts of Himachal Pradesh has been experiencing light snowfall. (Image: News18)

Even parts of Himachal Pradesh has been experiencing light snowfall. (Image: News18)

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 The picturesque tourist resort of Manali was at 5.8 degrees Celsius after mild rain. The Rohtang Pass, just 52 km from Manali, received snowfall. (Image: News18)

The picturesque tourist resort of Manali was at 5.8 degrees Celsius after mild rain. The Rohtang Pass, just 52 km from Manali, received snowfall. (Image: News18)

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 Due to heavy snowfall at the Zojila Pass, which is situated at 11,575 feet above the sea level, the Srinagar-Leh Highway remains closed for nearly six months from November to April. (Image: News18)

Due to heavy snowfall at the Zojila Pass, which is situated at 11,575 feet above the sea level, the Srinagar-Leh Highway remains closed for nearly six months from November to April. (Image: News18)

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 The Met department has forecast moderate snowfall in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir for three days beginning. (Image: News18)

The Met department has forecast moderate snowfall in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir for three days beginning. (Image: News18)

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 A white blanket of thick snow covers Jammu and Kashmir. (Image: News18)

A white blanket of thick snow covers Jammu and Kashmir. (Image: News18)

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