Streak of cold wave breaks, light snowfall everywhere
Srinagar, 23 Jan: The cold wave conditions finally came to an end with the dense cloud cover and snowfall across Kashmir Valley on Saturday.
Light snowfall resulted in the delaying of flight operations at Srinagar Airport while traffic movement on Jammu-Srinagar national highway continued uninterrupted despite reports of snowfall around Jawahar Tunnel area.
Snowfall that started late on Friday night continued across Kashmir Valley on Saturday morning.
As per Kashmir Weather, an independent weather forecaster, “Snowfall is likely to continue throughout the day though some breaks in between are possible, its intensity will be moderate, however, chances of heavy snowfall at one or two places can’t be ruled out.”
The night temperature in Srinagar settled at a low of minus 4.0 degrees Celsius compared to minus 6.1 degrees a night earlier.
The ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir was the coldest place in the valley with a low of minus 4.8 degrees Celsius last night. The night temperature at Pahalgam resort settled at a low of minus 1.3 degrees Celsius – up from minus 7.0 degrees Celsius yesterday.
Qazigund in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 4.0 degrees Celsius – higher than the previous night’s minus 6.2 degrees Celsius. Kokernag town, also in south, recorded a low of minus 4.5 degrees Celsius, while Kupwara, in north, registered the minimum of minus 0.4 degrees Celsius.
Jammu city recorded 10.3 degrees Celsius, Katra 9.3, Batote 4.0, Banihal 1.2 and Bhaderwah 2.1 as the night’s lowest temperatures.