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Harsh winters ahead says weatherman in Kashmir

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


While the weatherman in Kashmir has predicted another wet spell from December 4, he has also speculated that the winters would be very harsh in the coming months.

After the recent snowfall in the higher reaches, overnight temperatures remained below the freezing point through the Kashmir Valley.

Weather office in Srinagar on Monday forecast below-normal minimum temperatures in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh during this winter season.

In its seasonal telecast, the Meteorological (Met) Department said: “During the winter season (December to February), below-normal minimum temperatures are likely over most subdivisions of north, northwest, central and few subdivisions over east India”.

A Met official said that Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.3 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam minus 2.3 degrees, and Gulmarg minus 3 degrees on Monday. The minimum temperature was minus 4.3 degrees in Leh town and minus 6.5 degrees in Kargil town of Ladakh.

Sub-zero temperatures are going to remain in Kashmir and in some parts of Ladakh till December 3 while another spell of snow and rains is predicted from December 4.

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