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Night temp settles at minus 4.2 degrees C in Sgr

Night temp settles at minus 4.2 degrees C in Sgr
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Srinagar: Srinagar recorded minus 4.2 degree Celsius, Pahalgam minus 4.9 degree Celsius and Gulmarg minus 4.2 degree Celsius as the minimum temperature on Tuesday.

Leh recorded minus 14.6 degree Celsius and it was minus 17.3 degree Celsius in Kargil.

The night’s lowest temperature in Jammu city was 5.5 degrees Celsius.

Besides, Katra recorded 7.2 degrees Celsius, Batote 2.1 degrees Celsius, Bannihal 1.7 degrees Celsius and Bhaderwah 1.2 degrees Celsius as the night’s lowest temperatures.

Notably, the weatherman has forecasted “fairly widespread light rain and snow” from today.

Although there was a spell of early snowfall in the valley in the first and second week of November, the winter this season has been dry so far.

The dry spell has resulted in an increase in common ailments like cough, cold and other respiratory problems, especially among children and elderly.

A MeT official said that there is the possibility of fairly widespread light snow and rain on January 1 and 2. On January 4 and 5, the MeT official said, there was the possibility of widespread moderate rains and snow across the Valley.

Kashmir is currently under the grip of ‘Chillai-Kalan’ the 40-day harshest period of winter when the chances of snowfall are most frequent and maximum and the temperature drops considerably.

‘Chillai-Kalan’ ends on January 31, but the cold wave continues even after that in Kashmir.

The 40-day period is followed by a 20-day long ‘Chillai-Khurd’ (small cold) and a 10-day long ‘Chillai-Bachha’ (baby cold).

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