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Kashmir braces up for another spell of snow

The weatherman in Indian-administered Kashmir has predicted another spell of snow in the first week of February. 

Sonam Lotus, the Director Meteorological department said that there is possibility of another snowfall on February 2 and 3.

He said that a Western Disturbance would likely hit Kashmir in the first week of February; however, the intensity will remain less as compared to the previous snowfall received in the beginning of January month.

Meanwhile, Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir and other places continued to shiver below freezing point. However, the MeT Director stated that the day as well as the night temperature would start improving gradually from coming days.

In Srinagar, the mercury settled at minus 5.6 degree Celsius last night while Gulmarg, a world famous ski-resort recorded a temperature of minus 12.3 degree Celsius, a MeT spokesman said.

He added that Pahalgam, a famous tourist destination in the Valley, recorded a temperature of minus 13.4 degree Celsius.

Due to the freezing temperatures, people living in Srinagar City woke up to frozen taps and slippery roads.

“It was all frozen when we woke up in the morning. The water pipes were blocked due to which we didn’t get the water supply till afternoon,” a resident of Srinagar said.

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