MeT predicts wet spell from Feb 11

SRINAGAR: The Metrological department on Thursday predicted fresh spell of rains and snowfall from February 11 even as Kashmir reeled under intense cold.
An official from the Metrological Centre said that there is a chance of light to moderate snowfall or rains from February 11 to February 12.
Cold wave persisted in Srinagar as night temperature dropped to minus 3.2 while day temperature settled at 10 .7 degree Celsius.
Gulmarg recording a low of minus 9.0 degrees Celsius, the official added.
Mercury in Pahalgam dropped to minus 7.4 degrees Celsius from 9.3 degrees Celsius a night earlier, the official said.
Qazigund recorded a low of minus 4.5 degrees Celsius, followed by Kupwara (minus 4.2 degrees Celsius) had Kokernag (minus 2.8 degrees Celsius), he added.
Chillai Kalan, the 40-day harshest period of winter in Kashmir, ended on January 30 but the cold wave conditions are expected to persist for next few days.
Meanwhile, one-way traffic plied on Srinagar-Jammu highway without any hassle.
An official from the Police control Room said the vehicular traffic from Jammu to Srinagar will be allowed to proceed today on the highway.
According to him, light motor vehicles will be allowed to cross Nagrota from 7 am to 12 pm and later heavy motor vehicles will be allowed from 1pm to 8pm.

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