As temperatures fell across Kashmir, MET recorded minus 5.6°C in Srinagar, while Gulmarg shivered at minus 13.4 °C.
Cold wave intensified across Kashmir Valley after two days of respite from cold. MET recorded a temperature of minus 5.6 degrees Celsius, freezing all water taps and water bodies in Kashmir.
Similarly, the temperatures settled at minus 12.3°C in Pahalgam. Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 13.4°C against 12.0°C earlier night, Qazigund recorded minus 10.5°C, and Kokernag recorded minus 10.7°C, a handout of Srinagar metrological department stated.
MET predicted mainly dry cold weather for next 24 hours. However, another wet spell of rain and snowfall in Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh is predicted from January 31 which will intensify on February 2 and February 3.
Many parts of Kashmir, including Srinagar, received fresh snowfall on Saturday, the third time this month. Due to continuous snowfall since Saturday morning, all flights to and from the Srinagar international airport have been cancelled.
After opening for a few hours on Saturday, the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed again due to heavy snowfall. The highway which was opened for one-way traffic from Jammu to Srinagar on Saturday has been closed due to snowfall near Jawahar Tunnel.
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