Snowfall likely in Kashmir today

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Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Dec 8: The Weatherman has forecast two wet weather systems in the next four days that will result in light snowfall in Kashmir from tomorrow while night temperatures showed some improvement but stayed below freezing.
The two approaching wet weather systems are expected to bring light to moderate snowfall from Friday evening to Saturday and from December 12-13.
“Cloudy weather with intermittent light to moderate rain at many places of Jammu and plains of Kashmir is expected on December 9-10. Light snow (1-2 inches) likely (50% chance) in plains of Kashmir during 9th Night-10th Forenoon whereas higher reaches may receive 9-10 inches of snow,” a Meteorological Department official said.
He said that there is no forecast of any major snow during these two wet weather systems but there may be temporary disruption in surface transportation over Sinthan Top, Mughal Road, Razdan Pass, Bandipora-Gurez and Zojila during December 9 -10th.
“A feeble WD is also expected to hit J&K on the night of December 12 and 13. There is a possibility of snowfall over higher reaches under its influence in Kupwara, Bandipora and Ganderbal, he said. Dry weather is expected thereafter till November 18,” he said.
Srinagar recorded a minimum of minus 2.8°C against minus 3.0°C the previous night. So far the coldest night at minus 3.4°C this season was recorded on December 5. The temperature was 2.2°C below the normal for this time of the year in Srinagar.
Qazigund recorded a low of minus 3.0°C against minus 3.6°C the previous night. The temperature was 2.2°C below normal for the town.
Pahalgam recorded a low of 3.6°C against season’s coldest night at minus 5.6°C previous night and it was 0.4°C below normal for the resort.
Kokernag recorded a low of minus 1.8°C against minus 1.9°C the previous night and it was 1.1°C below normal for the place.
Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 2.8°C against minus 4.0°C on the previous night. It was 0.9°C above normal for the skiing resort.
In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at minus 2.5°C against 3.1°C the previous night. It was 0.7°C below normal for the north Kashmir place.
Leh recorded minus 8.2°C and Kargil minus 12.1°C.