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Light snowfall expected in higher reaches of Kashmir

The higher reaches of Kashmir Valley may experience light snowfall on Thursday even as the night temperature continued to dip in Srinagar which recorded the season's coldest night so far.



Srinagar: The higher reaches of Kashmir Valley may experience light snowfall on Thursday even as the night temperature continued to dip in Srinagar which recorded the season's coldest night so far.

"There is a possibility of light snowfall in the higher reaches of the Valley tomorrow, but the weather would remain mainly dry in the plains," Sonam Lotus, Director, MET Office said here.

Lotus said the weather would continue to remain dry and the minimum temperatures would dip further.

"It will continue to remain dry for the week ahead and because of the dry air the temperatures will be colder," he said.

The official said Srinagar has been experiencing foggy mornings, which though was normal for this part of the year, would affect the visibility.

"This (Fog) is a common feature in the month of November till about the first week of the next month. But there would be poor visibility during the morning and evening hours as there are enough condensed suspended water droplets in air because of the low temperatures," he said.

Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season so far with a low of minus 0.5 degrees Celsius as against minus 0.3 degrees Celsius last night, the official said.

He said the minimum temperature in Kupwara district, in north Kashmir, also dipped slightly to settle at minus 1.3 degrees Celsius as compared to minus 1.2 degrees Celsius the previous night.

The MeT official said Gulmarg, the famous ski resort and the main attraction for tourists visiting the Valley during winter, recorded a low of 0.5 degrees Celsius, slightly warmer as against the previous night?s minus 0.2 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperature in Pahalgam, hill resort in south Kashmir, rose over five degrees from minus 8.6 degrees Celsius to settle at minus 3.2 degrees Celsius, the official said.

He said Qazigund, the gateway town on Srinagar-Jammu national highway, recorded a low of minus 1.4 degrees Celsius same as the previous night.

There was a slight increase in the night temperature in Kokernag, in south Kashmir, where the minimum settled at 0.8 degrees Celsius as compared to the last night's zero degree Celsius.

Kargil was the coldest recorded place in the state as it registered a minimum of minus 9.8 degrees Celsius as against the previous night's minus 7.2 degrees Celsius, while the night temperature in Leh settled at a low of minus 9.2. The previous night's low in the frontier town was minus 10.0 degrees Celsius, the official said.

 

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