Rain, Snowfall From Tuesday To Break Dry Spell

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Srinagar Records Season's Coldest Night At Minus 3.6 Deg Celsius

Srinagar- The meteorological department on Saturday predicted a two day wet spell across Jammu and Kashmir from December 14 during which most places in the Union Territory will receive snowfall and widespread rains.

“The weather will remain dry till the evening of December 14. However, there’s a possibility of light snowfall between December 14 and 15.” Deputy Director, Meteorological Department, Mukhtar Ahmed told Kashmir Observer.

"Light snow and rain will likely start from the evening of December 14 at scattered places especially the higher reaches of the Valley till the evening of December 15 and the temperature is likely to rise a bit. For these two days, Srinagar city is likely to receive light to moderate rainfall,” he said.

He further added, as per the early indicators, no major snowfall is predicted for the Valley next week.

Meanwhile, most places in Kashmir, including Srinagar city, experienced the coldest night of the season so far as the minimum temperature plummeted several notches below the freezing point, officials said.

The officials said Srinagar recorded a low of minus 3.6 degrees Celsius on Friday night down by a degree from the previous night.

They said Friday night was the coldest of the season so far.

Gulmarg tourist destination in north Kashmir's Baramulla district was the only place where the minimum temperature improved, though slightly, as it recorded a low of minus 5.5 degrees Celsius compared to minus 6 degrees Celsius registered in the previous night, the officials said.
Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 6.4 degrees Celsius, they said. It was the coldest recorded place in the Valley.

The mercury in Kupwara in north Kashmir settled at a low of minus 4.3 degrees Celsius.

Qazigund recorded minus 3.7 degrees Celsius, while Kokernag recorded a low of minus 3.4 degrees Celsius. (With PTI inputs)

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