J&K Weather: Snowfall Likely from January 3 to 5

Snowfall Likely from January 3 to 5

Minus 5.9 Night Temperature in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 1: The severity of cold during night is increasing in the valley.

Last night, night temperature in Srinagar further recorded a drop of -5.9.

The Meteorological Department has already forecasted extreme cold in December and January this year. The upper surface of Dal Lake and its shores were frozen on Thursday while other reservoirs and taps froze were also frozen.

The meteorological department said that westerly winds will re-enter the valley on January 3, followed by another phase of moderate to heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on January 4 and 5, said Sonam Lotus, director of the meteorological department.

The weather will remain dry in the valley till January 3, during which the minimum temperatures will continue to drop. He added that the weather is likely to be dry again from January 5 to January 10.

The Kashmir Valley, Leh and Kargil are experiencing severe cold wave. According to a spokesman of the Meteorological Department, the dry night weather in Kashmir Valley has resulted in a continuous drop in night temperature. Last night was the coldest night in Srinagar city as the temperature dropped to minus 5.9 degrees Celsius. Qazigund recorded minus 6.2 degrees, Pahalgam minus 9.6 degrees Celsius, Kupwara 5.8 degrees Celsius, Kokernag minus 7.8 degrees Celsius and Gulmarg minus 10.4 degrees Celsius.

Along with the valley, the Ladakh region is also in the grip of severe cold. The spokesman said that last night the temperature in Leh was minus 15.8 degrees Celsius and in Kargil minus 18.5 degrees Celsius(CNS)

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