MeT predicts rain, snow in Kashmir

Greater Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 12: Cold wave further tightened its grip over Kashmir on Monday even as the Meteorological Department predicted rains and snowfall at isolated in places in the valley, in next 24 hours.
“There is possibility of light rain or snowfall at isolated places in Kashmir over next 24 hours,” Director MeT Department, Sonam Lotus told Greater Kashmir. He said the cold conditions continued unabated with minimum temperatures recorded below freezing point.
He said in next 24 hours, Kashmir’s plains could witness light snowfall while its higher reaches will receive moderate snow.
MeT officials said Srinagar recorded a low of minus 3.1 degrees Celsius—down by about a degree from the previous night’s minus 2.2 degrees. They said many water bodies, including the Dal Lake in Srinagar, were partially frozen as the bone-chilling cold intensified.
Officials said Gulmarg recorded minimum temperature of minus 0.6 degrees, Pahalgam minus 4.8 and Jammu 5 degrees Celsius, Monday.