Night-long cloud cover brings respite from cold wave in J&K

Srinagar: With the night-long cloud cover hovering across Jammu and Kashmir, the cold wave conditions throughout the valley were marginally broken much to the relief of the residents.

“At minus 14.8 Kargil town recorded the lowest night temperature in the state while it was minus 7.7 in Leh town,” an official of the Met Department said.

It was minus 3.2 in Srinagar, minus 3.5 in Pahalgam and minus 5.4 in Gulmarg.

The Kashmir Valley is passing through the 40-day long period of harsh winter called the ‘Chillai Kalan’ that will end on January 30.

Pertinently, the MeT has forecast rain or snow between Saturday and Monday.

Jammu city recorded 6.6, Katra 8, Batote 5.6, Banihal 0.8, Bhaderwah 3.8 and Udhampur 4.9 degrees Celsius as minimum temperatures.

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