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    Light to moderate snowfall likely on Sunday: MeT

     Light to moderate snowfall likely on Sunday: MeT



    SAQIB MALIK

    Srinagar, Dec 25: The meteorological Department has predicted a spell of light to moderate snowfall in Kashmir from Sunday evening. 

    As per the latest forecast issued by the MeT, a Western Disturbance is likely to hit Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday evening, with wet weather likely to continue till Monday.

    In the weather forecast, Director MeT, Sonam Lotus said “Weather is 

    likely to remain mainly dry during the next 24 to 36 hours in J&K and Ladakh. 

    However, light to moderate snowfall is 

    likely to occur at scattered to fairly widespread places of Kashmir and 

    higher reaches and also at Drass, Zojila area of Ladakh during December 27 evening to December 28. 

    Overall, no major snowfall activity is expected till January 3.”

    Meanwhile, the cold wave conditions continue with below-freezing tem-

    peratures recorded in the Valley. Summer capital Srinagar on Thursday night recorded minus 4.2 degrees Celsius while ski-resort Gulmarg recorded 

    minus 5.6 degrees Celsius. Pahalgam in south Kashmir recorded minus

    5.9 degrees Celsius, being the coldest recorded station of 

    the Valley. Winter capital Jammu has also been affected 


    by the chilly weather conditions. It recorded 6.3 degrees 

    Celsius minimum temperature on Thursday night and 17.6 

    degrees maximum temperature on Friday.

    The Valley has been reeling under a cold wave as it is 

    witnessing the 40-day harshest winter period of Chillai 

    Kalan. During this phase, a cold wave grips Kashmir and 

    the temperature drops considerably leading to the freezing 

    of water bodies including the Dal Lake as well as the water 

    supply lines in several parts of the Valley. The chances of 

    snowfall are maximum during this period

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