MeT Predicts Another Spell Of Snowfall in Kashmir (70% chance) And Rain In Jammu-Check Here
Srinagar, Jan Intense cold conditions continued in Kashmir Valley despite slight
rise in mercury on Tuesday.
A meteorological department official here told GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 4.4°C against last night’s minus 5.4°C. Today’s minimum temperature was 2.3°C below normal for the summer capital, the official said, Srinagar has so far seen the coldest temperature this season on December 25 when mercury plummeted to minus 5.8°C Qazigund recorded a low of minus 5.8°C against minus 5.8°C on the previous night.
The temperature was 2.1°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.
Pahalgam, he said, recorded a low of minus 7.2°C against minus 9,6°C on the
previous night which was the coldest night recorded this season in the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, he said. Today’s minimum temperature was 0.6°C below normal for the place, he said.
Kokernag recorded a low of minus 4.1°C against minus 4.6°C on the previous night,
be said. It was 0.6°C below normal for the place, he said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 9.2°C against minus 10.0°C on the previous night (coldest so far this season, the official said. It was 2.2°C below normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the official said.
in Kupwara town, the mercury settled at minus 4,1°C against minus 5.7°C on the previous right in the north Kashmir area, he said. The official said that the temperature was 2.8°C below normal.
Jammu recorded a low of 3.6°C against 4.2°C on the previous night. It was 3,7°C
below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of minus 1.4°C below normal by 1,6°C), Batate 0.1°C (below
normal by 1.9°C), Katra 5.0°C (1.3°C below normal) and Bhadarwah 0.2°C 10.7°C
In Ladakh, Len and Kargil recorded a low of minus 14.0°C and minus 17.2°C respectively, the official said.
Kashmir is under the grip of Chilla-Kalan, the 40-day long harsh winter period that
started on December 21, it does not mean an end to the winter either. It is followed by a 20-day-long period called Chilla-Khurd that occurs between January 30 and February 19 and a 10-day-long period Chilla-Bachhar (baby cold) which is from February 20 to March 1,
Regarding the forecast, the MeT official said mainly clear weather was expected till January & “Expect further fall in minimum temperature across J&K” he said, adding On January 7, weather is expected to be cloudy and from January -10, weather is expected to be cloudy with possibility of snowfall and rain (in plains of Jammu at many places of J&K (70% chance).” (GNS)