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Kashmir braces up for another spell of snowfall in first week of Feb


Night chill intensifies, Pahalgam shivers at minus 13.4 degree Celsius

Srinagar, Jan 28: The weatherman here has predicted another snow spell in the first week of February, saying that the day, as well as the night temperature, will gradually improve across the Valley from coming days.

According to the news agency, Director Meteorological department (MeT) said that there is a possibility of another snow spell on February 02 and February 03.

He said that a Western Disturbance would likely hit J&K in the first week of February; however, the intensity will remain less as compared to the previous snowfall received in the beginning of January month.

Meanwhile, Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir and other places continued to shiver below freezing point. However, the MeT Director stated that the day as well as the night temperature would start improving gradually from coming days.

In Srinagar, the mercury settled at minus 5.6 degree Celsius last night while Gulmarg, a world famous ski-resort recorded a temperature of minus 12.3 degree Celsius, MeT spokesman said.

He added that Pahalgam, a famous tourist destination in the Valley recorded a temperature of minus 13.4 degree Celsius. The MeT spokesman said that the

Notably, due to the freezing temperatures, people living in Srinagar City woke up to frozen taps and slippery roads, leaving them to lurch at large.

“It was all frozen when we woke up in the morning. The water pipes were blocked due to which we didn’t get the water supply till afternoon,” the residents in Srinagar said.


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