Kashmir experiences light snowfall

SRINAGAR: Fresh snowfall started in the Valley on Saturday with meteorological department predicting improvement in weather today.
In Srinagar and elsewhere, light snowfall in the evening brought down mercury resulting in acute cold. In north Kashmir, snowfall started in late afternoon.
Deputy Director of Metrological department, Mukhtar Ahmad told the Kashmir Reader the light snowfall will stop in the night.
According to him, though it will not snow on Sunday but weather will remain cloudy.
In the coming days, he said, there is a forecast of another snow spell starting from January 27.
Ahmad said that snow will start in the night and continue till January 28.
“The night temperature will be increase and day temperature will be go down,” he added.
On Saturday, Srinagar witnessed cold day with mercury settling at 5 degree Celsius while the night temperature was recorded at minus 3 degrees Celsius.
At Qazigund the day temperature was recorded at 5.4 degree Celsius while night temperature was minus 6.4 degrees Celsius.
Kupwara’s day temperature was 4.5 degree while the night temperature was minus 6.8. At Kokernag’s maximum temperature recorded was 3.6 degree Celsius and night temperature settled at minus 5.8, said an official from MeT department.
Meanwhile, one-way traffic plied normally on Srinagar-Jammu highway.
Superintendent of Traffic Police (Rural Kashmir) Muzaffar Ahmad Shah said that the vehicles will be allowed to move from Jammu to Srinagar today. However, no vehicle from Srinagar to Jammu will be allowed to proceed, he added.

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