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Snowfall in Kashmir, rains in Jammu affect normal life

There was a rise in minimum temperature across the Indian-administered Kashmir region as fresh snowfall occurred in mountains and plains of the Valley on Saturday. 

The continuous snowfall across Kashmir forced most people to remain indoors in the morning due to blocked roads and slippery conditions.

The weather office has forecast more snow in Kashmir and hills of Jammu with rain in the Jammu plains. Weather is likely to improve from Sunday late afternoon.

Minimum temperatures rose appreciably due to thick cloud cover bringing in some measure of relief.

Summer capital Srinagar recorded minus 2 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam minus 1.3 and Gulmarg minus 4.8 as the minimum temperature.

On Thursday, Srinagar had recorded minus 7 degrees Celsius. 

Leh in Ladakh was at minus 10.1, Kargil minus 17.6 and Drass minus 5.6.

Jammu city recorded 10.3, Katra 9.3, Batote 4.0, Bannihal 1.2 and Bhaderwah 2.1 degrees Celsius.

The 40-day long period of harsh winter cold the ‘Chillai Kalan’ will end on January 31.

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