Dry spell likely to end as weathermen predict snow, rains

KL News Network

Srinagar

The prevailing dry spell in Kashmir is expected to end next week with a forecast of rain or snow in the Valley.

Officials in the MeT department said that the prevalent dry spell is expected to end next week as there is possibility of rainfall or snow from January 4 to 6.

The officials said, “We expect a spell of rain or snow from January 4 to 6. The higher reaches may receive moderate rains and snow, while there are chances of light rainfall or snow in the plains as well.”

Meanwhile, a day after slight respite in the prevailing cold wave in Kashmir, the night temperature dipped once again in most parts of the Valley and Ladakh region.

Srinagar recorded a low of minus 4.3 degrees Celsius a drop of over a degree from the previous night’s minus 3 degrees Celsius.

The mercury went down by nearly three degrees in Leh, in Ladakh region of the state, from the previous night’s minus 7.9 degrees Celsius, to settle at a freezing minus 10.7 degrees Celsius.

The nearby Kargil town registered a low of minus 8.4 degrees Celsius.

The hill resort of Pahalgam witnessed a low of minus 3.4 degrees Celsius down by over a degree from minus 2.3 degrees Celsius the previous night.

The night temperature at the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg settled at a low of zero degrees Celsius, increasing the chances of fresh snowfall.

Kupwara recorded at low of minus 3.7 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperature in Qazigund the gateway town to Kashmir Valley was minus 3.4 degrees Celsius, while Kokernag also recorded a low of minus 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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