Sun smiles on Kashmir

Weather To Remain Pleasant: Met Office

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Dec 1: After witnessing a chilly weather for past few days, Kashmir witnessed a pleasant sunshine on Saturday as the Met office predicted improved weather for the next week.
“The skies will remain clear for the coming seven days and there is less possibility of any weather system developing over Kashmir,” said Director Meteorology, Sonum Lotus.
He said they were expecting improvement in day temperatures but due to clear sky, the night temperatures will dip.
After intermittent rains in plains and snow in hilly areas, people got a relief from cold conditions on Saturday.
An official at the Meteorology department said Srinagar recorded minus 2.2 degree Celsius last night- the lowest of the season so far. However the day temperature improved to 11.8 degree Celsius, he said.
The gateway town of Kashmir, Qazigund, recorded the minimum of minus 1.8 and maximum of 11.5 degrees Celsius while South Kashmir’s tourist destination Pahalgam recorded minimum of minus 6.8 and maximum of 8.8 degrees Celsius.
With onset of December people in Kashmir have started to prepare for the harshest period of the winter- Chilay Kalan- during which Valley usually witnesses heavy snowfall. The period lasts for 40 days beginning December 21.

Lastupdate on : Sat, 1 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 1 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 2 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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