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Snow possible in higher Kashmir reaches in next 2 days: weatherman

As it rains in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, the weatherman said that a fresh Western Disturbance is likely to cause snowfall with thunderstorms and hail in the Western Himalayan region.

“Snow exceeding 150cm is possible in some parts of Jammu & Kashmir from Sunday, for the subsequent two days,” Sonum Lotus, the director of Metrological Department of the J&K said.

He said: “The weather will mainly remain clear or partly cloudy in the next two to three days in Kashmir.”
“There is 70% chance of light to moderate rain and snow from March 21 to 23,” he said.

According to Met department, the summer capital, Srinagar, recorded a maximum temperature of 4.2°C at night while Jammu recorded a temperature of 15.5°C. Gulmarg was the coldest place in Kashmir as night temperature dropped to 1.5°C.

Although, February saw a number of snow spells but the month also saw an abrupt increase in maximum temperature.

Kashmir experienced the harshest winter in 30 years with the temperature plunging to record levels in January. Record levels of snow were also recorded in Kashmir during the past winter.

On January 31, Srinagar had recorded a temperature of -8.8°C, the lowest since January 1991.

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