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Kashmir Continues to Battle with Cold Wave, Forecast of Rain & Snow

India | News18 | January 10, 2019, 3:34 pm
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 Cold wave conditions continued in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday as the weather office has forecast a fresh spell of rain and snow beginning in the evening. (Image: PTI)

Cold wave conditions continued in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday as the weather office has forecast a fresh spell of rain and snow beginning in the evening. (Image: PTI)

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 Even as the minimum temperature improved on Thursday to minus 0.3 degrees Celsius from Wednesday's minus 3, there was little relief from the intense cold wave sweeping the valley, according to the official. (Image: PTI)

Even as the minimum temperature improved on Thursday to minus 0.3 degrees Celsius from Wednesday's minus 3, there was little relief from the intense cold wave sweeping the valley, according to the official. (Image: PTI)

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 A girl carries a pot of water over a snow-covered unpaved path, on the outskirts of Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

A girl carries a pot of water over a snow-covered unpaved path, on the outskirts of Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

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 A girl carries a bucket of water as she walks on a snow-covered trail, on the outskirts of Srinagar, Wednesday, Jan. 09, 2019. According to the Met officials, Kashmir continues to reel under intense cold with Gulmarg skiing resort recording a low of minus 10 degrees Celsius.<br />(Image: PTI)

A girl carries a bucket of water as she walks on a snow-covered trail, on the outskirts of Srinagar, Wednesday, Jan. 09, 2019. According to the Met officials, Kashmir continues to reel under intense cold with Gulmarg skiing resort recording a low of minus 10 degrees Celsius.
(Image: PTI)

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 Heavy snowfall brought Kashmir Valley to a standstill as land links with the outside world as well as inter-district road connectivity remain suspended. (Image: News18)

Heavy snowfall brought Kashmir Valley to a standstill as land links with the outside world as well as inter-district road connectivity remain suspended. (Image: News18)

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 Jammu-Srinagar highway closed due to heavy snowfall. (Image: News18)

Jammu-Srinagar highway closed due to heavy snowfall. (Image: News18)

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 There were also reports of frequent power cuts and road blockage. (Image: News18)

There were also reports of frequent power cuts and road blockage. (Image: News18)

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 From trees to cars, everything is covered by the snow, and the entire region has turned white. (Image: News18)

From trees to cars, everything is covered by the snow, and the entire region has turned white. (Image: News18)

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 Heavy snowfall has thrown life out of gear for many in Jammu and Kashmir. (Image: News18)

Heavy snowfall has thrown life out of gear for many in Jammu and Kashmir. (Image: News18)

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 The entire Kashmir region is witnessing a sudden drop in temperature after a heavy snowfall. (Image: News18)

The entire Kashmir region is witnessing a sudden drop in temperature after a heavy snowfall. (Image: News18)

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 Fresh snowfall lashed most parts of the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday as the minimum temperatures rose above the freezing point after nearly a month. (Image: PTI)

Fresh snowfall lashed most parts of the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday as the minimum temperatures rose above the freezing point after nearly a month. (Image: PTI)

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 Severe cold wave sweeping the Valley was broken as the minimum temperatures rose above the freezing point, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said. (Image: PTI)

Severe cold wave sweeping the Valley was broken as the minimum temperatures rose above the freezing point, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said. (Image: PTI)

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 Fresh snowfall occurred everywhere in the Valley except Srinagar city which received light rain with traces of snow. (Image: PTI)

Fresh snowfall occurred everywhere in the Valley except Srinagar city which received light rain with traces of snow. (Image: PTI)

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 Higher reaches including Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Pir Panchal mountain range and other places received moderate snowfall. The Srinagar-Jammu Highway was closed due to snowfall and slippery road conditions in the Bannihal sector. (Image: PTI)

Higher reaches including Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Pir Panchal mountain range and other places received moderate snowfall. The Srinagar-Jammu Highway was closed due to snowfall and slippery road conditions in the Bannihal sector. (Image: PTI)

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 On December 27, Srinagar witnessed the coldest night of the season as the city shivered at minus 7.6 degree Celsius, the Met Office said. (Image: Shafi)

On December 27, Srinagar witnessed the coldest night of the season as the city shivered at minus 7.6 degree Celsius, the Met Office said. (Image: Shafi)

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 After December 7, 1990, when the minimum temperature had dropped to minus 8.8 degree Celsius, the city recorded the coldest night of the season at minus 7.6 degree, breaking the December 31, 2007 record of minus 7.2 degree, an official of the Met department said. (Image: Shafi)

After December 7, 1990, when the minimum temperature had dropped to minus 8.8 degree Celsius, the city recorded the coldest night of the season at minus 7.6 degree, breaking the December 31, 2007 record of minus 7.2 degree, an official of the Met department said. (Image: Shafi)

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 Water taps, lakes, ponds and other water bodies were frozen in and around Srinagar in the morning. Very few people ventured out of their homes due to the bone-chilling cold outside. (Image: Shafi)

Water taps, lakes, ponds and other water bodies were frozen in and around Srinagar in the morning. Very few people ventured out of their homes due to the bone-chilling cold outside. (Image: Shafi)

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 Pahalgam recorded minus 8.3 degree Celsius, and the minimum temperature in Gulmarg was minus 9 degree Celsius. Leh recorded minus 8.4 degree and it was minus 16.2 degree in Kargil. (Image: Shafi)

Pahalgam recorded minus 8.3 degree Celsius, and the minimum temperature in Gulmarg was minus 9 degree Celsius. Leh recorded minus 8.4 degree and it was minus 16.2 degree in Kargil. (Image: Shafi)

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 Drass was the coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir at minus 20.6 degree Celsius. The maximum temperature in the town on Wednesday was minus 8 degree Celsius. (Image: Shafi)

Drass was the coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir at minus 20.6 degree Celsius. The maximum temperature in the town on Wednesday was minus 8 degree Celsius. (Image: Shafi)

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 The fringes of the famous Dal Lake were also frozen on Sunday (December 23) as Srinagar recorded the season's coldest night at minus 5.6 degrees Celsius. (Image: News18)

The fringes of the famous Dal Lake were also frozen on Sunday (December 23) as Srinagar recorded the season's coldest night at minus 5.6 degrees Celsius. (Image: News18)

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 A thin crust of frozen water covered many places inside the Dal Lake. (Image: News18)

A thin crust of frozen water covered many places inside the Dal Lake. (Image: News18)

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 Residents were seen battling with frozen water taps by lighting small fires around to defrost. (Image: News18)

Residents were seen battling with frozen water taps by lighting small fires around to defrost. (Image: News18)

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 The minimum temperatures in Kargil, Gulmarg and Pahalgam were minus 10.8 degrees Celsius, minus 9.5 and minus 9.5, respectively. (Image: News18)

The minimum temperatures in Kargil, Gulmarg and Pahalgam were minus 10.8 degrees Celsius, minus 9.5 and minus 9.5, respectively. (Image: News18)

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 Jammu city recorded 5.5 degrees Celsius, Katra 6.4, Batote 1.8, Bannihal 4.1 and Bhaderwah minus 1.7 as the night's lowest temperatures. (Image: News18)

Jammu city recorded 5.5 degrees Celsius, Katra 6.4, Batote 1.8, Bannihal 4.1 and Bhaderwah minus 1.7 as the night's lowest temperatures. (Image: News18)

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 The picture shows a frozen part of a Dal Lake on December 23, 2018. (Image: News18)

The picture shows a frozen part of a Dal Lake on December 23, 2018. (Image: News18)

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 Water froze in taps, causing a shortage of supply in parts of Srinagar as the temperature plunged in the Jammu and Kashmir capital and other cities. (Image: News18)

Water froze in taps, causing a shortage of supply in parts of Srinagar as the temperature plunged in the Jammu and Kashmir capital and other cities. (Image: News18)

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 Water and power crises are a recurrent problem every year during winter in Jammu & Kashmir. (Image: News18)

Water and power crises are a recurrent problem every year during winter in Jammu & Kashmir. (Image: News18)

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 The picture shows a frozen part of a Dal Lake on December 23, 2018. (Image: News18)

The picture shows a frozen part of a Dal Lake on December 23, 2018. (Image: News18)

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 Kashmiri man shows a piece of frozen ice in the interiors of Dal Lake. (Image: News18)

Kashmiri man shows a piece of frozen ice in the interiors of Dal Lake. (Image: News18)

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