MeT Predicts Another Wet Spell In Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Rain lashed the plains while light snowfall occurred in higher reaches in the Kashmir region on Wednesday as the Meteorological Department (MeT) forecast wet weather during January 22-23.

An official from the meteorological (MeT) department said, today, the weather will remain partly to generally cloudy in both regions with the possibility of light rain/snow at scattered places.

He said a spell of light rain/snow likely (60% chance) during January 22-23. Thereafter, mainly dry weather is expected from January 24 onwards till ending January.

He added that there’s no forecast of any major snow spell till ending January.

The famous ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir was the coldest place in the Valley where the minimum temperature was minus 6.0 degrees.

Pahalgam, the famous health resort which also serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 1.9 degrees Celsius.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of 2.7 degrees Celsius while Qazigund in south Kashmir registered a low of 1.3 degrees Celsius.

Kokernag town recorded a low of 0.2 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of 1.2 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu city recorded 9.1 degrees Celsius, Katra 6.2, Batote 3.6, Banihal recorded 1.4 and Bhaderwah recorded 1.1 degrees Celsius as the night’s lowest temperatures.

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