Cold wave continues in Kashmir despite improvement in weather

Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 17(KNB):Cold wave conditions persisted in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday despite an improvement in weather conditions after snowfall the previous day.

While the weather was sunny in the Jammu division, the sky remained cloudy in the valley.

Meanwhile, the Director, Meteorological Department Kashmir, Sonam Lotus, has said there would be heavy snowfall for at least five days in the Valley from Saturday (January 19).

He said that the snowfall is likely to disrupt air and surface traffic to and from the Kashmir.

Due to frost and highly slippery road conditions, very few commuters came out in the morning in Srinagar city and elsewhere in the valley.

The minimum temperature was minus 1.3 degrees Celsius in Srinagar while in Pahalgam and Gulmarg it was minus 5.1 and minus 10.0, respectively.

Leh town recorded minus 12.0 degrees Celsius and Kargil minus 20.2 as the minimum temperatures.

Drass town was the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir with minus 22.0 degrees Celsius.

Jammu city recorded 6.2 degrees Celsius, Katra 5.4, Batote 0.6, Bannihal 0.8 and Bhaderwah minus 1.0 as the night’s lowest temperatures.(KNB)

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