SRINAGAR — With the slight rise in temperature, weather is likely to remain dry till 31st of January across Kashmir, officials said.
An official from the Meteorological Department Srinagar said that there are least chances of precipitation over the next few days and weather shall remain dry till 31st of January, 2021.
Kashmir has witnessed its one of the harshest winters in almost three decades this year, with Mercury dropping to -8.4 degrees in Srinagar on January 14.
“We are expecting a substantial drop in minimum temperatures in the upcoming days, one can expect sunlight in the afternoons,” he added.
Kashmir is currently in the grip of ‘Chillai-Kalan’ — the 40-day period of harshest winter when a cold wave grips the region and the temperature drops considerably.
The chances of snowfall are the maximum during this period and most areas, especially in the higher reaches, receive heavy snowfall.
While ‘Chillai-Kalan’ began on December 21 and will end on January 31, the cold wave continues even after that in Kashmir with a 20-day ‘Chillai-Khurd’ (small cold) and a 10-day ‘Chilla-Bachha’ (baby cold).