Fresh Snowfall and Cold Temperatures Sweep Across Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar, February 11 (PK) – Kashmir Valley and the hilly areas of Jammu are currently experiencing snowfall and colder temperatures. According to a meteorological department official, widespread light to moderate snowfall and rain is expected in the region over the next 24 hours, with the potential for heavy snowfall in higher elevations.
Minimum temperatures have dropped across Jammu and Kashmir, with Gulmarg recording a low of minus 8.3°C, which was 2.1°C below the normal temperature for the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Srinagar recorded a low of 0.5°C, which was 0.3°C above normal for the summer capital, and Qazigund 0.0°C, which was 1.0°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir.
Pahalgam, the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, recorded a low of minus 2.4°C, which was 2.6°C above normal. Kokernag recorded a low of minus 0.6°C, which was 0.4°C below normal, and Kupwara town recorded a low of minus 1.0°C, which was 0.2°C above normal for the north Kashmir area. Jammu recorded a low of 9.5°C, which was 0.6°C below normal for Jammu and Kashmir’s winter capital.
In addition, Banihal recorded a low of 1.8°C, which was 0.6°C above normal, Batote 2.4°C, which was 0.2°C below normal, Katra 8.8°C, which was 0.7°C above normal, and Bhadarwah 1.1°C, which was 0.9°C above normal. Ladakh’s Leh and Kargil recorded lows of minus 10.4°C and minus 6.7°C, respectively.
Kashmir is currently under the grip of a 20-day period known as “Chillai-Khurd”, which will be followed by a 10-day period called “Chillai Bachha” from February 20 to March 1. Despite the end of the 40-day winter period known as “Chillai-Kalan”, cold temperatures continue to impact the region.
Residents are advised to stay warm and take necessary precautions in light of the inclement weather conditions.
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