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Improvement in weather from today afternoon: MeT


Srinagar, Feb 3: Light snowfall on Wednesday led to a sharp increase in the
minimum temperatures, while the Meteorological Department has predicted
improvement in weather across Jammu and Kashmir from Thursday noon.

However, the wet spell on Wednesday disrupted air traffic at Srinagar Inter-
national Airport leading to cancellation of 14 flights.
As Kashmir received a fresh spell of snowfall, night temperatures saw an
improvement on Tuesday night.

Srinagar recorded minus 0.4 degrees Celsius while Pahalgam recorded
minus 3.9 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night, several notches up from minimum
temperatures recorded a day earlier. Srinagar had recorded a low of minus 8.8
degrees during the last night of Chilai Kalan on December 30, registering the coldest night in the last 30 years.

As per Meteorological Department data, ski-resort Gulmarg recorded minus 5.2
degrees Celsius on Tuesday night, making it the cold-est recorded station in the

People have been suffering as supply lines and water storages have been
freezing due to low sub-zerotemperatures but the light
snowfall has brought some respite from the cold wave.

On Wednesday, people woke up to a blanket of snow as it started snowing
in summer capital Srinagar and parts of north Kashmir during night. The inten-
sity and distribution of the
snowfall picked up as the day passed with intermittent light snowfall in plains
and moderate snowfall in many higher reaches during the day.
Kashmir had received a heavy snowfall during January 4 and 5 cutting off Valley
from the rest of the world for
five days.


As per the data shared by the MeT department, light snowfall was received in most parts of the Valley with
isolated moderate snowfall at higher reaches, which recorded more than 6 to 7
inches of fresh snowfall.

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