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Minimum temperatures dips below zero in Kashmir and Ladakh
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Minimum temperatures dips below zero in Kashmir and Ladakh

Jammu: Night temperatures across Kashmir again dropped below the freezing point on Wednesday as the weather office forecast dry and cold weather across Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh till Saturday. Morning chill kept most Kashmiris indoors on Wednesday till a feeble sun started struggling its way through thin layer of winter clouds. The 40-day long period of harsh winter cold called the ‘Chillai Kalan’ in Kashmir starts on December 21 and ends on January 31. Almost all major and minor water bodies of the Valley freeze and the perennial water reservoirs of Kashmir get replenished due to heavy snowfall during this period. An official of the MET department said minimum temperatures remained below the freezing point in both UTs. “Dry and cold weather conditions ...