SRINAGAR: Cold wave conditions continued in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday as minimum temperatures remained below the freezing point.
An official from MeT department said, “a western disturbance most likely to affect J&K and Kargil district of Ladakh during January 22 (Evening) to January 25 (Forenoon).”
“This will give fairly widespread to widespread light to moderate snowfall and rain in plains of Jammu during above dates with main activity on January 24,” said the official.
“This system is much weaker than the previous one. So we expect precipitation of lower intensity compared to the previous one,” he said.
The ongoing 40-day long period of harsh winter cold known locally as the ‘Chillai Kalan’ will end on January 31.
Qazigund in south Kashmir was the coldest place in the Valley where minimum temperature was minus 9.0 degrees celsius.
Srinagar, the summer capital of the J&K recorded a low of minus 7.6 while the mercury in famous Skii resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir settled at a low of minus 4.2 degrees Celsius.
The minimum night temperature at Pahalgam famous tourist-resort in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 8.7 degrees Celsius.
Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 8.7 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 6.2 degrees Celsius last night.
Jammu city recorded 8.4 degrees Celsius, Katra town 4.7, Batote 6.1, Banihal 4.2 and Bhaderwah 1.5 as the minimum temperatures.