Cold wave in Kashmir

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Jan 15: As the cold wave conditions returned to Kashmir, Weatherman today forecast a stronger spell of snow on week end in Kashmir.
Director Meteorological Department, Sonam Lotus, said that a snow spell of stronger intensity is expected from January 19, with a peak on January 22. Kashmir valley has received widespread snowfall in two spells so far this month.
The snow spell later this week can disrupt the air and surface traffic and trigger avalanches in the hilly areas of the State.
The cold wave conditions in Kashmir intensified today with minimum temperatures dipping several notches across Kashmir.
The minimum temperature was minus 5.8 degrees Celsius in Srinagar today while the maximum temperature was recorded at 5.7 degrees Celsius.
The minimum temperature was minus 7.2 degrees Celsius in Qazigund while the maximum temperature was recorded at 7.6 degrees Celsius.
The minimum temperature stood at minus 12.3 degrees Celsius in Pahalgam while the maximum temperature was recorded at 3.8 degrees Celsius.
The minimum temperature was minus 7.7 degrees Celsius in Kupwara while the maximum temperature was recorded at 2.5 degrees Celsius.
The minimum temperature was minus 7.2 degrees Celsius in Kokernag while the maximum temperature was recorded at 5.6 degrees Celsius.
The minimum temperature stood at minus 10.0 degrees Celsius in Gulmarg while the maximum temperature was recorded at minus 1.6 degrees Celsius.
The minimum temperature was minus 0.3 degrees Celsius in Leh while the maximum temperature was recorded at minus 17.5 degrees Celsius.
The minimum temperature was minus 19.2 degrees Celsius in Kargil while the maximum temperature was recorded at minus 5.2 degrees Celsius.