Cold, dry weather to continue in J&K

Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 30 (IANS) Night temperatures throughout Jammu and Kashmir remained below the freezing point on Friday as the weather office said cold, dry weather conditions would continue in the state during the next 48 hours.

An official of the MET department told IANS, “Cold, dry weather conditions are likely to continue in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 48 hours.”

The official said the night’s lowest temperature was minus 4.3 in Srinagar while it was minus 3.4 and 0.0 in Pahalgam and Gulmarg.

Jammu city recorded 9.4 as the night’s lowest while Katra recorded 9.2, Batote 6.7, Bannihal 2.2 and Bhaderwah 3.0 as the minimum temperatures.

Traditionally all the perennial water reservoirs of the state are replenished by heavy snowfall during the ongoing 40-day long period of ‘Chillai Kalan’ that started here on December 21.

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