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Feeble WD to hit J&K: Higher reaches likely to receive light snowfall tonight

 Feeble WD to hit J&K: Higher reaches likely to receive light snowfall tonight



Mubashir Aalam Wani


Srinagar, Jan 16 (KNO): Under the influence of a feeble Western Disturbance, the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir would likely receive light snowfall during the next 24 hours while as the night chill continued to intensify across the Valley.


According to the local Meteorological department (MeT), light rain and snow over isolated middle and higher reaches is expected during tonight (January 16).


Furthermore, another feeble WD is affecting J&K on January 20th night and as a result the light rain, snow over isolated middle and higher reaches is expected on the particular date as well.


According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the night temperature continued to settle below freezing point across the Valley with Srinagar recording a low of minus 4.6 degree Celsius.


Qazigund, the gateway of Kashmir, has recorded a low of minus 4.4 degree Celsius while Pahlagam was once again the coldest place at minus 5.4 degree Celsius.


Gulmarg, a famous ski-resort, has recorded a low of minus 3.1 degree Celsius while Kokernag and Kupwara recorded a minimum temperature of minus 2.3 degree Celsius and minus 4.4 degree Celsius respectively.


Moreover, Director MeT, Dr Mukhtar Ahmad said that overall, no significant weather activity is expected till 24th January.


During January 25-27, there is a possibility of light rain, snow at scattered places during 25th to 27th as per indications of different models, he said, adding that the forecast in this regard will be updated in coming days—(KNO)

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