Snowfall predicted in some components of Kashmir valley over weekend
 
Srinagar, Dec 22: Chilly situations prevailed in Kashmir because the minimal temperature remained under the freezing level throughout the valley on Tuesday, even because the MET Workplace mentioned the climate is more likely to stay dry and chilly until the weekend when a spell of sunshine to reasonable snowfall is feasible at widespread locations.
 
The climate remained dry throughout Kashmir on the second day of ‘Chillai-Kalan’ — the 40-day harshest winter interval when the probabilities of snowfall are most frequent and most, officers mentioned.
 
They mentioned whereas the valley continued to reel underneath sub-zero night time temperature, there was slight enchancment within the mercury at just a few locations.
 
Srinagar — the summer time capital of Jammu and Kashmir — recorded a low of minus 5.2 levels Celsius – down from the earlier night time’s minus Four levels Celsius, they mentioned.
 
The mercury in Pahalgam vacationer resort in south Kashmir additionally went down from the earlier night time’s low of minus 4.6 levels Celsius to settle at a low of minus 5.eight levels Celsius, the officers mentioned.
 
They mentioned Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 5.eight levels Celsius – up from Monday’s minus 6.Four levels Celsius.
 
Qazigund – the gateway city to the valley – recorded the minimal of minus 4.6 levels Celsius, whereas Kupwara, within the north, registered a low of minus 2.Four levels Celsius and Kokernag, within the south, minus 3.6 levels Celsius, the officers mentioned.
 
‘Chillai-Kalan’ is taken into account the harshest winter interval in Kashmir as a chilly wave grips the area and the temperature drops significantly resulting in the freezing of water our bodies together with the well-known Dal Lake right here in addition to the water provide traces in a number of components of the valley The probabilities of snowfall are most frequent and most throughout this era and most areas, particularly within the increased reaches, obtain heavy snowfall, the officers mentioned.
 
Whereas ‘Chillai-Kalan’ will finish on January 31, the chilly wave continues even after that in Kashmir with a 20-day-long ‘Chillai-Khurd’ (small chilly) and a 10-day-long ‘Chillai-Bachha’ (child chilly).
 
The MET Workplace has mentioned apart from mild to reasonable snowfall in some areas within the increased reaches of Kashmir, the climate is more likely to stay dry and chilly until December 26 forenoon.
 
“A spell of light to moderate snowfall at widespread places in the valley is likely from the evening of December 26 to the night of 27,” the MET Workplace mentioned. (PTK) 

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