Srinagar: A number of elements of Kashmir, together with Srinagar metropolis, witnessed contemporary snowfall on Saturday because the MeT division has forecast reasonable top-heavy snowfall within the valley over the subsequent 48 hours.
Whereas it began snowing early within the morning within the larger reaches of Kashmir, the plains of the valley additionally witnessed snowfall because the day progressed, officers mentioned.
A meteorological division official right here instructed GNS Srinagar recorded a low of minus 1.7°C towards minus 0.3°C on earlier night time and it was 1.0°C beneath regular for the summer time capital of J&Ok for this time of the 12 months.
Qazigund recorded a minimal of minus 5.4°C towards minus 9.4°C on the earlier night time, he mentioned. The minimal temperature was 3.3°C beneath regular for the gateway city of Kashmir, the MeT official mentioned.
Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 8.3°C towards minus 11.9°C on the earlier night time and it was 2.2°C beneath regular for the well-known resort in south Kashmir.
Kokernag, additionally in south Kashmir, recorded a minimal of minus 5.4°C towards minus 9.4°C on the earlier night time and the temperature was beneath regular by 0.1°C for the place, the official mentioned.
Kupwara city in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 2.4°C towards minus 4.4°C on the earlier night time and it was 0.1°C beneath regular there, the official mentioned.
Gulmarg, the official mentioned, recorded a low of minus 10.6°C towards minus 12.0°C on the earlier night time and the temperature was beneath regular by 3.0°C for the world well-known snowboarding resort in north Kashmir.
Jammu, he mentioned, recorded a minimal of 5.7°C and it was beneath regular by 0.6°C for the winter capital of J&Ok.
Banihal recorded a low of minus 0.8°C, Batote 0.3°C and Bhaderwah minus 0.5°C, he mentioned.
Concerning forecast, the MeT official right here mentioned that from February 3-4, typically cloudy climate is predicted in the direction of afternoon with risk of sunshine to reasonable snow/rain at many locations in the direction of night until Sunday night with probabilities of heavy snowfall over remoted larger reaches.
“Center and better reaches of North, Nwestern and South Kashmir might obtain 8-12 inches of Snow, decrease reaches & plains might obtain 3-6 inches, whereas plains of Central Kashmir might obtain rain with 1-2 inches of Snow.”
Jammu Division might obtain gentle to reasonable rain with thunder/lightning with gentle to reasonable snow over larger reaches of Pirpanjal Vary and Chenab Valley through the interval, he mentioned.
On February 5, he mentioned, partly to typically cloudy climate with risk of sunshine snow over remoted larger reaches is predicted.
From February 6-13, he mentioned, typically dry climate is predicted.
As ‘Chillai-Kalan’, the 40-day harsh interval of winter ended on January 29, Kashmir is presently in the course 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. (GNS)
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