Fresh snowfall in Kashmir, rains lash plains

Updated: Jan 21, 2019, 09:22 PM(IST)

Fresh snowfall was witnessed in the higher reaches of Kashmir Monday and rains lashed the plains even as there was some respite from cold wave for valley residents.

Winter touches its peak in Kashmir valley

Moderate rains lashed the plains of Kashmir from early hours of Monday while there were reports of snowfall in higher reaches of the valley.
 
The MeT Office has forecast widespread rain and snow over the state with heavy falls at isolated places till Tuesday.

The minimum temperature in Srinagar Sunday night settled at minus 0.3 degree Celsius,as per reports.

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Mercury continues to drop

Qazigund, the gateway town to the valley, in south Kashmir recorded a low of 0.6 degree Celsius, while the nearby Kokernag town registered a low of minus 0.3 degrees Celsius Sunday night.

The mercury in Kupwara town in north Kashmir settled at a low of minus 0.6 degree Celsius.

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Gulmarg shivers as temperature lowers

Gulmarg ski-resort in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 4 degrees Celsius Sunday night, while Pahalgam tourist resort, in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 0.2 degrees Celsius.

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Mercury drops to minus 14.0 degrees celsius in Kargil

Leh, in the frontier Ladakh region, recorded a low of minus 5.6 degrees Celsius, while the mercury in Kargil registered a low of minus 14.0 degrees Celsius.

Kargil was the coldest recorded place in Jammu and Kashmir, colder than even Drass town which recorded a low of minus 6.8 degrees Celsius.
 

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'Chillai kalan'—Coldest wave in Kashmir

Kashmir is currently under the grip of 'Chillai Kalan', the 40-day harshest period of winter when the chances of snowfall are maximum and the temperature drops considerably.

'Chillai Kalan' ends on January 31, but the cold wave continues even after that in Kashmir. The 40-day period is followed by a 20-day long 'Chillai Khurd' (small cold) and a 10-day long 'Chillai Bachha' (baby cold).

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