Met office revises forecast
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Jan 23: Proving the MeT department forecast on fresh snowfall for today wrong, Kashmir witnessed bright sunshine Monday with Leh recording the lowest temperature of the season at minus 22.2 degrees Celsius.
There was some respite in the freezing conditions in Gulmarg skiing resort as the minimum temperature rose by four degrees to settle at minus 10 degrees Celsius. North Kashmir’s frontier town recorded a low of minus 2.0 degrees Celsius.
“At minus 22.2 degrees Celsius, Leh in Ladakh witnessed the lowest this season Monday. Kargil, also in Ladakh recorded minus 20.0 degrees while the minimum was minus 4.2 in Srinagar, minus 10.0 in Gulmarg and minus 7.0 at Pahalgam,” Sonam Lotus, director of the meteorological office said.
In its revised weather forecast, the met office said the western disturbance (WD) active over the valley had somewhat weakened and now only light snowfall would occur at isolated places during the next 24 hours.
“The WD presently active here has somewhat weakened. We are now expecting light snowfall at isolated places in the valley in the coming 24 hours. However, moderate snowfall would occur across the valley around Jan 26 and 27,” Lotus said.
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