Chill grips Kashmir as mercury dips further


Srinagar, Kashmir under the grip of chill as mercury dips further Night chill intensified further though day remained pleasant in the Kashmir valley,
where electricity woes continued despite directions by the Chief Minister to avoid unscheduled and intermittent power cuts.

The Meteorological Department has predicted dry spell during the next one week which could result in
further drop in the night temperature though the sun will continue to appear with less heat due to chilly winds.

However, the dry weather has resulted in considerable drop in the water level in river Jehlum and its tributaries and other water bodies, including one of the largest fresh water lake in Asia “Wullar”.

Leh in Ladakh region was coldest as the minimum temperature settled at minus 5.
7 degrees Celsius though the day was relatively sunny.