Cold wave tightens grip in Kashmir, snowfall likely at isolated places tomorrow

Srinagar:

Cold wave conditions intensified in Kashmir as the mercury fell across the Valley and settled several notches below the freezing point, even as there is a possibility of intermittent light to moderate snowfall at scattered places over two days from Thursday, officials said.

The intense cold led to water supply lines freezing in several areas. The interiors of Dal Lake and several other water bodies in the Kashmir Valley also froze, the officials said on Wednesday.

The minimum temperature in Srinagar settled at minus 5.6 degrees Celsius — down from minus 4.8 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night, the officials said.