Srinagar- Snowfall within the greater reaches and cloudy skies within the plains pushed the minimal temperatures above the freezing level in most components of Kashmir on Sunday, officers stated right here.
They stated snowfall was reported in Gulmarg, Tangmarg, Gurez, Sonamarg and plenty of areas of Kupwara district.
In response to the officers, the skies within the plains of Kashmir, together with in Srinagar metropolis, are overcast, indicating the opportunity of vital rainfall or snow that has eluded the summer time capital of Jammu and Kashmir up to now this winter.
The overcast situations have considerably elevated the night time temperatures, with Srinagar metropolis recording a low of three.3 levels Celsius, an increase of greater than 5 levels over the earlier night time.
Pahalgam recorded a minimal temperature of minus 0.8 levels Celsius, Qazigund minus 0.6 levels Celsius, Kokernag minus 0.1 levels Celsius and Kupwara 2.1 levels Celsius.
A dry and largely snowless winter in Kashmir has resulted in freezing nights and warmer-than-usual days within the valley. On some days, Srinagar was hotter than even Delhi, Chandigarh and Lucknow.
The weatherman has predicted that gentle snowfall was probably at most locations within the Valley as much as the primary week of February.
Kashmir is at the moment underneath the grip of “Chilla-i-Kalan”, a 40-day harsh winter interval when a chilly wave sweeps the area and temperatures drop significantly resulting in the freezing of water our bodies and water in pipes.
‘Chilla-i-Kalan’ will finish on January 31. Nevertheless, the chilly situations will proceed after that with a 20-day ‘Chilla-i-Khurd’ (small chilly) and a 10-day ‘Chilla-i-Bachha’ (child chilly).
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