Srinagar, Jan 27: The local meteorological
department has predicted yet another spell of rains and snow in Kashmir from
Tuesday, even as minimum temperatures settled above the freezing point on
Monday, providing some relief to the people.
In a statement, the MeT department
predicted widespread moderate rains and snow on Tuesday which will dwindle to
scattered places by Wednesday.
“Generally cloudy sky to widespread light
to moderate rain/snow from night of 27th January. Widespread moderate rain and
snow for the next two days,” read the MeT statement.
On Monday, Srinagar recorded a minimum
temperature of 0.6 degrees Celsius, up from the minus 0.2 degrees Celsius on
Sunday, a MET official said.
He said the night temperature in the city
was above the freezing point for the first time in recent days and it was 1.6
degrees above normal for this part of the season.
In Qazigund the gateway town to the valley
in south Kashmir the minimum settled at a low of 0.8 degrees Celsius an
increase of 1.5 degrees from the previous night’s minus 0.7 degrees Celsius.
The night temperature in Pahalgam tourist
resort in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 10.4 degrees Celsius down
over seven degrees from the minus 3 degrees Celsius on Sunday and Pahalgam was
the coldest recorded place in the Kashmir Valley, the official added.
The ski-resort of Gulmarg, in north
Kashmir, registered a minimum of minus 10.2 degrees Celsius, the official
The night temperature in Kokernag in south
settled at a low of minus 0.8 degrees Celsius, while Kupwara in north recorded
a low of minus 4.4 degrees Celsius, the official said.
Leh in Ladakh Union Territory recorded a low
of minus 18.4 degrees Celsius, he said, adding the nearby Drass registered a
minimum of minus 27.8 degrees Celsius.