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Expect more snow from Jan 19 to 23

Srinagar, Jan 15:There is an even stronger spell of snow expected from January 19 to 23 in Jammu and Kashmir, local MeT has predicted.

Director Meteorological Department, J&K, Sonam Lotus said that another now spell of stronger intensity is expected from January 19, with a peak on January 22.

Kashmir valley has received widespread snowfall in two spells so far this month.


The valley is presently witnessing the 40-day long period of harsh winter cold called the ‘Chillai Kalan’, which started on December 21 and is likely to end on January 30.

On Tuesday, even as the sun shone brightlyin Kashmir Valley for the second consecutive day, there was hardly any respite from the cold.

Srinagar recorded a low of minus 5.8 degrees Celsius.

Qazigund, the gateway town to the Valley in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 7.2 degrees Celsius, down by over a degree, while the nearby Kokernag town registered a minimum temperature of minus 7.2 degrees Celsius Monday night, a drop of three degrees.

Drass in Kargil region, the second coldest inhabited place in the world, witnessed a minimum temperature of minus 26.6 degrees Celsius Monday night, a MeT department official said.

Mercury in Kargil settled at a low of minus 19.2 degrees Celsius while, the Leh region recorded a low of minus 17.5 degrees Celsius.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 7.7 degrees Celsius while Pahalgam registered a minimum temperature of minus 12.3 degrees Celsius.

Gulmarg registered a minimum temperature of minus 10 degrees Celsius and a maximum of minus 1.6 degrees Celsius.