Srinagar- Most components of Kashmir together with Srinagar witnessed main snowfall of the season whilst weatherman forecast extra, officers stated on Sunday.
They stated it began snowing early within the morning, blanketing complete plains whereas larger reaches collected extra.
Quoting a meteorological division official, information company GNS reported that plains acquired 3-6 inches of snowfall whereas 8-12 inches have been recorded within the center and better reaches of Kashmir Division.
He stated Srinagar recorded 5.3 cms snow until 0830 whereas it was snowing. Qazigund, he stated, acquired 10cms, Pahalgam 12cms, Kupwara 21cms, Kokernag 11 cms and Gulmarg 20cms whereas Banihal and Batote acquired 11 cms and 0.5 cms respectively.
Concerning minimal temperature, he stated, Srinagar recorded a low of minus 0.7°C in opposition to minus 1.7°C on the earlier evening and it was regular for the summer season capital of J&Ok for this time of the yr.
Qazigund recorded a minimal of minus 2.2°C in opposition to minus 5.4°C on the earlier evening, he stated. The minimal temperature was 0.1°C under regular for the gateway city of Kashmir, the MeT official stated.
Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 3.5°C in opposition to minus 8.3°C on the earlier evening and it was 2.6°C above regular for the well-known resort in south Kashmir.
Kokernag, additionally in south Kashmir, recorded a minimal of minus 3.0°C in opposition to minus 5.4°C on the earlier evening and the temperature was above regular by 0.6°C for the place, the official stated.
Kupwara city in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 1.9°C in opposition to minus 2.4°C on the earlier evening and it was 0.4°C above regular there, the official stated.
Gulmarg, the official stated, recorded a low of minus 7.0°C in opposition to minus 10.6°C on the earlier evening and the temperature was above regular by 0.6°C for the world well-known snowboarding resort in north Kashmir.
Jammu, he stated, recorded a minimal of 9.6°C and it was above regular by 1.2°C for the winter capital of J&Ok.
Banihal recorded a low of minus 0.2°C, Batote minus 0.8°C and Bhaderwah 0.2°C, he stated.
Concerning the forecast, the MeT official stated that there’s chance of sunshine to average snow to proceed over many locations until afternoon and late afternoon on Sunday and gradual enchancment thereafter.
On Monday, he stated, partly to usually cloudy climate with chance of sunshine snow over remoted larger reaches is predicted whereas climate is predicted to be dry between February 6-13.
As ‘Chillai-Kalan’, the 40-day harsh interval of winter ended on January 29, Kashmir is presently in the midst of 20-day-long winter interval referred to as ‘Chillai-Khurd’ that ends on February 19 and is adopted by a 10-day-long interval ‘Chillai-Bachha’ (child chilly) which begins from February 20 to March 1.
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