SRINAGAR: Chilla-e-Kalan, the severest part of Kashmirs winter due to end by Thursday, will depart with sunny days and freezing nights, only to be followed by snow, rains and more cold for the 20 days of chilla-e-khurd, the regional meteorological centre has said.
Wet weather, with rain and snow, is likely to persist till the end of March it said.
The forty-day period of the chilla-e-kalan beginning on December 21 had come with bright sunshine but brought copious snow across the Kashmir Valley later, even though the capital Srinagar witnessed a meagre three inches of the much-awaited carpet of white.
In the duration, night temperatures dropped to minus 5 and below in the summer capital, with outlying regions in north and south Kashmir witnessing mercury at a minimum of minus 10 degrees also.
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