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Light to moderate snowfall likely across J&K on Jan 23, 24: Weatherman

Srinagar, Jan 18: Amid freezing night temperature across Kashmir, the weatherman on Monday predicted fresh snowfall across Jammu and Kashmir in between January 23-24, saying that there is a forecast of cold days and warm nights in coming days.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Director Meteorological department (MeT), Sonum Lotus said that there is a possibility of light to moderate snowfall across J&K for two days from Jan 23.

He said that plains as well as the higher reaches of J&K would likely receive snowfall on January 23 and 24. Lotus further said that the intensity of the upcoming two-day wet spell will be weaker than the previous wet spell across J&K and Ladakh.

About dip in the night temperature, Lotus said that as per the forecast, there will be cold days and warm nights in the coming days as the minimum temperature is set to go up and maximum temperature would go down.

“As compared to around minus 7 degrees Celsius, the night temperature would settle at minus 4-5 degrees Celsius in coming days,” he said. Pertinently, MeT tweeted that another Western Disturbance would affect J&K and Kargil district from Jan 22 evening to Jan 25 afternoon.

“Another WD most likely to affect J&K and Kargil district during 22nd (Eve.) to 25th (F/N). This will give fairly widespread to widespread light to moderate snowfall /rain in plains of Jammu with main activity on 24th.  This system is weaker than the previous one,” Meteorological Centre Srinagar had tweeted yesterday.

Meanwhile, intense cold wave conditions continued to prevail in Kashmir. MeT Spokesman said that the mercury settled at minus 6.4 degree Celsius in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir last night.

So far, Srinagar in this season has surpassed the previous three-decade record and recorded minus 8.4 degrees Celsius last week. As per spokesman, Gulmarg, the world-famous ski-resort recorded minus 6 degrees Celsius last night.


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