Light snowfall improves temperature

Light snowfall improves temperature

Light snowfall improves temperature

MeT predicts another spell of snowfall from today

Srinagar, February 2, 2021 :

After reeling under a cold wave, the Valley on Monday got some respite as it received a light snowfall while a significant improvement in the night temperatures was recorded.

While people continue to suffer due to frozen water supply lines caused by freezing temperatures witnessed during the 40 -day harshest winter period of Chilai Kalan, summer capital Srinagar recorded minus 3.1 degrees Celsius on Sunday night.

On Saturday, Srinagar had recorded the coldest night of the last 30 years at minus 8.8 degrees Celsius.

However, parts of the Valley received light snowfall last night. 

People woke up to a thin blanket of snow, which made the roads slippery causing inconvenience to commuters.

The ski-resort Gulmarg on Sunday night recorded minus 8.2 degrees while Pahalgam in south Kashmir recorded minus 6.1 degrees Celsius. However, Kokernag was the coldest recorded station as per MeT data and witnessed mercury plummet to minus 9.5 degrees on Sunday night.

While the cloudy weather conditions have brought some respite from the cold wave, the day temperatures also saw an improvement. 

Srinagar which recorded the coldest day of the season on Sunday at 0.6 degrees, on Monday recorded 5.9 degrees Celsius. 

Similarly, Gulmarg which had been witnessing sub - zero temperatures for the last few days, on Monday saw improvement and recorded 0.2 degrees Celsius maximum temperature.

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