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Moderate snowfall likely on December 21, 22

At minus 4.8 degrees Celsius, Srinagar
records season’s coldest night so far;
Gulmarg freezes at minus 11 degrees

SAQIB MALIK
Srinagar, Dec 16: The Meteorological Department has predicted possibility of
light to moderate snowfall at isolated places in Kash-mir and Ladakh between
December 21 and 22.

The forecast for snowfall coincides with the arrival of the 40-day harshest winter
period of Chilai Kalan next week.

As per MeT data, summer capital Srinagar on Tuesday night recorded minus 4.8 degrees, making it the coldest night of the season so far. Earlier this
month, the mercury had
plummeted to minus 3 in
Srinagar.

The ski-resort Gulmarg on Tuesday night recorded minus
11 degrees, also making it the coldest night of the season at
the health resort. On Sunday night, minimum temperature
in Gulmarg had plummeted to minus 9 degrees. As per MeT
data, the coldest ever December temperature in Gulmarg is
minus 14 which was recorded in 1994.
Meanwhile, the fresh snowfall and drop in temperatures
is attracting tourists including skiers to Gulmarg.

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