Snowfall Likely In Kashmir Parts From Today

SRINAGAR: The Meteorological Department has predicted a fresh spell of rainfall and snowfall during the next 48 hours in parts of Kashmir on Tuesday.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a fresh feeble western disturbance (WD) as a trough in mid and upper tropospheric westerlies, with its axis at 5.8 km above mean sea level, runs roughly along longitude 64°E to the north of latitude 30°N.

Under its influence, isolated rainfall/snowfall is expected over Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on February 9.

An official of the meteorological department said, “ after 42 days, the maximum temperature rose to 11.3 degrees Celsius in Srinagar city a day ago, there was also remarkable improvement in minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

“This has brought relief in both day and night temperatures in Srinagar as the minimum temperatures at all other places in J&K and Ladakh also showed remarkable improvement,” he said.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of minus 1.2 while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 4.3 degrees Celsius.

Gulmarg, the famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 3.5 degrees Celsius while the night temperature in Pahalgam – the famous health resort settled at a low of minus 2.2 degrees.

Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 2.5 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 1.6 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu city recorded 10.7  degrees Celsius, Katra 10.2, Batote 6.1, Bannihal 2.2, and Bhaderwah minus 3.5 degrees Celsius.

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