Srinagar: Overcast conditions Tuesday brightened the chances of a downpour in Kashmir Valley where people are hoping for an end to the dry spell.
Clouds appeared this morning after residents of the valley experienced unusually bright sunshine for more than two weeks. The MET department has forecast rain or snowfall at isolated placed today.
Kashmir has been going through extremely dry and cold weather conditions this winter, leading to health-related problems among children and elderly.
Kashmir is currently under the grip of Chillai-Kalan, a 40-day harshest period of winter when the chances of snowfall are most frequent and maximum and the temperature drops considerably.
It ends on January 31, but the cold wave continues even after that in the valley.
The 40-day period is followed by a 20-day long Chillai-Khurd (small cold) and a 10-day long Chillai-Bachha (baby cold). PTI