Srinagar: The intense cold spell in Kashmir will continue for the next week as there is no possibility of snow or rain in the valley, said Director MeT Sonam Lotus.
Lotus said the climate will mostly remain dry for the next one week, but in upper reaches there might be a slight snowfall.
Cold wave will continue as there is no such climatic disturbance that would bring rain or snow to the valley. The minimum night temperatures will dip further, he said.
He said the visibility during the morning hours will also remain poor because of the fog.
According to the Weatherman this year, the cold is severe than the last four years.
In December 1990, the lowest temperature was recorded -9, which is the coldest in the last three decades in Kashmir, Lotus said.
He, however, said that in 1964, the night temperature was recorded minus 12, which is the recorded lowest so far in Kashmir valley.
Cold Wave Derails Children Special Train
The special train service for children has been ordered shut owing to the intense cold wave sweeping across the entire Valley. A meeting of the officials headed by Divisional Commissioner Thursday decided that the train services should be halted owing to the weather vagaries as it becomes difficult for the students to reach the railway station early in the morning under freezing temperature.
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