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Night Temp rises as Kashmir valley braces up for snowfall


Sinagar, Dec 4 ( KINS) As Kashmir Valley braces up for first snowfall of the season, night temperatures rose across amid cloud cover today.

The meteorological department official told tha, Snowfall is most likely to commence from late night of December 4th, increasing gradually in intensity and spatial distribution with peak on December 5th”.

He said plains of Kashmir likely to receive light 2-3 Inches of snowfall whereas higher reaches of J&K are likely to receive moderate snowfall—upto 6-7 inches. “Some places on higher reaches may receive heavy snow on December 5th,” the official said, adding, “Light to moderate rain is also likely at most places of Jammu region.”

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 1.2°C against minus 1.0°C on the previous night, the official said.

Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 6.6°C against last night’s minus 5.6°C while Kargil town recorded a low of minus 2.0°C. Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 10.7°C, the official said.( KINS)


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