After the heavy snowfall received on January 3 and 4, Kashmir continues to be under a severe cold wave. The Meteorological Department has said that another spell of light to moderate snowfall was likely between January 18 and 19.
The day temperature in summer capital Srinagar on Monday was recorded at 4.1 degrees Celsius. Even as there was some improvement witnessed in the minimum temperature on Sunday night, recorded in Srinagar at minus 0.2 degrees Celsius, but several water bodies including parts of Dal Lake were frozen. The ski-resort Gulmarg in Baramulla recorded minus 9.6 degrees Celsius on Sunday night, making it the coldest recorded station in the Valley. Pahalgam in south Kashmir recorded minus 4.6 degrees Celsius.
Director MeT, Sonam Lotus, said a light to moderate spell of snowfall was likely in the Valley next week between January 18 and 19.
“There is a possibility of a wet spell during which we may have a light to moderate snowfall in parts of Kashmir during January 18 and 19,” Lotus said. As per MeT, strong cold wave conditions are likely to persist for the next few days.