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Mercury drops further in J&K, Pahalgam records season’s coldest night at minus 10.9°C

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Bhaderwah Coldest In Jammu At Minus 3.2°C, Dry Weather Forecast Till Jan 18*
Srinagar, The minimum temperatures dropped further in Jammu and Kashmir with Pahalgam recording season’s coldest night at minus 10.9°C on Sunday.

A meteorological department official here told that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 0.6°C against last night’s minus 0.1°C. Today’s minimum temperature was 1.5°C above normal for the summer capital

Kashmir is under the grip of Chillai-Kalan, the 40-day long harsh winter period that started on December 21. It does not mean an end to the winter either. It is followed by a 20-day-long period called ‘Chillai-Khurd’ that occurs between January 30 and February 19 and a 10-day-long period ‘Chillai-Bachha’ (baby cold) which is from February 20 to March 1.

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