Two-day wet spell likely from December 7: MeT

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SRINAGAR — J&K is likely to witness a two-day wet spell from December 7, while a light snowfall is expected in the higher reaches during the intervening night of December 4 and 5, the Meteorological Department said.

Director MeT, Sonam Lotus said that the plains are likely to receive a light spell of snowfall and rains, while the higher reaches of the Valley and Ladakh are expected to receive light to moderate snowfall between December 7 and 8.

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He said the weather was expected to remain dry till December 6. However, during the intervening night of December 4 and 5, “weather will remain cloudy with light snowfall likely in the higher reaches of the Valley and Ladakh”.

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Lotus said that “no significant change in the present temperature” was expected during the next few days. He said that fog during morning and evening may continue for the next few days.

Meanwhile, night temperatures in the Valley dropped below the freezing point on Tuesday night.

Summer capital Srinagar recorded minus 1 degrees Celsius while ski-resort Gulmarg recorded minus 1.4 degrees on Tuesday night. Pahalgam which recorded minus 2.3 degrees was the coldest recorded place in the Valley. Leh recorded minus 7 and Kargil minus 4.3 degrees Celsius.

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