Snowfall in Kashmir
A view of snowfall in southern Kashmir'S Pulwama district | Photo by Reshi Irshad

SRINAGAR — Amid an increase in day temperature, the weatherman here has predicted a wet spell from January 7 evening, saying that two Western Disturbances are affecting Jammu & Kashmir from Friday.

Talking to the news agency KNO, Deputy Director Meteorological department (MeT), Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad said that there is a possibility of light to moderate snowfall on January 8 and 9.

He said that the plains would experience light snowfall on January 8 and 9. “The weather as per the forecast is expected to remain wet on January 8, 9, 11, and 12,” he said, adding that the night temperature would go up in the coming days.

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He said that two Western Disturbances are affecting J&K and light snowfall is expected in the plains of Kashmir during the period.

Meanwhile, the day temperature recorded an increase today at most of the places. Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, recorded 10 degrees Celsius temperature, which is over three degree Celsius above normal.

Pertinently, the night temperature continued to plummet at most of the stations with Srinagar recording a low of minus 5.2 degree Celsius while Qazigund in south Kashmir also shivered at minus 5.2 degree Celsius.

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Gulmarg, a famous ski resort, recorded a low of minus 8.4 degree Celsius while the mercury settled at minus 9.4 degree Celsius.

The data available further reads that Kupwara in north Kashmir and Kokernag in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 6.0 degree Celsius and minus 3.8 degree Celsius, respectively.

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