Weatherman predicts light snowfall in higher reaches tonight

Srinagar, Jan 12: While December 2023 was the most arid month, Jammu and Kashmir has recorded 100 per cent deficient rainfall in the first 10 days of January as against the normal precipitation of 21.2 mm from Jan 01-10, the Union territory has recorded 0.0 mm rainfall.

However, the weatherman has predicted light snowfall over higher reaches of Kashmir, especially in northern districts tonight. “Under the influence of Western Disturbance, generally cloudy weather with light snow over isolated higher reaches is expected,” Director MeT, Dr Mukhtar Ahmad told.

He said that another WD is affecting J&K on January 17.

Furthermore, he added that generally dry weather is expected till January 20.

In Srinagar, the maximum temperature of 9.7 degree Celsius was recorded today while Qazigund recorded 11.3 degree Celsius.

However, the night temperature continued to settle below freezing point in the Valley with Srinagar recording a low of minus 4.0 degree Celsius.

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Qazigund, the gateway of Kashmir recorded a low of minus 4.2 degree Celsius while Gulmarg, a famous ski-resort, has recorded a low of minus 3.2 degree Celsius.

Pahalgam, a famous tourist place, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 5.3 degree Celsius. In Kupwara, the mercury settled at minus 4.4 degree Celsius while in Kokernag, a minimum temperature of minus 2.4 degree Celsius was recorded.

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