Light snowfall in upper reaches and light rains in plains brought some relief to the people of Kashmir and Ladakh regions from a severe cold on Tuesday night
As night temperature registered a dramatic improvement a day before “Chillai Kalan”, (the 40 days long harsh winter in Kashmir.)
The night temperatures rose across Jammu and Kashmir due to a cloud cover, besides light snowfall in upper reaches and light rains in plains overnight, MET officials said.
Srinagar had recorded a low of minus 3.6 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, recorded a vastly improved minimum temperature of 2.3 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.
Similarly, Pahalgam which had recorded a low of minus 7 on Tuesday recorded a low of 0.1 degree Celsius on Tuesday. However, night temperature in Gulmarg dipped to minus 5.2 degrees Celsius on Wednesday against Tuesday’s minus 4.6 degrees Celsius.
Leh in Ladakh recorded the day’s minimum temperature of minus 10.5 degrees Celsius, a rise of around three degrees.
Jammu recorded 12.2, Katra (13.3), Batote (8.8), Bannihil (4.6), Bhaderwah ( 3.4 )and Udhampur ( 11 ) as the minimum temperatures of the day, which was contrary to the temperature recorded in these stations on Tuesday. (Kashmir Wire)