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Cold weather conditions continue, sub-zero temperatures

in Gulmarg, Pahalgam

Srinagar: After witnessing a spell of snow, rainfall

recently, mainly dry weather is expected in Jammu and

Kashmir for the next five days, the Meteorological

Department said on Wednesday. Director MeT, Sonam

Lotus in a forecast said “dry weather conditions were

likely to continue tilI November 2”.

Meanwhile, a spell or lght raintall in Kashmir parts on

Tuesday night brought down the temperatures. The cold

conditions continued across Kashmir with Tamous

resorts of Pahalgam and Gulmarg recording sub-zero

temperatures on Tuesday night, MeT officials said.

Summer capital Srinagar recorded a minimum

temperature of 4.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night,

which was several notches down from the /.4 degrees

Celsius recorded on Monday night. The summer capítal

which had received a light spell of rainfall on Tuesday

night, recorded 16.2 degrees Celsius maximum

ptrdure on vwEunesday.

azigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low

of 6.2 Celsius on luesday nignt.

Pahalgam in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 1.1

degrees Celsius on Tuesday night. Pahalgam had

recorded minus 1.7 degrees Celsius on Monday night.

SkI-fesort Gulmarg on luesday night also recorded sud

zero temperature at minus 1 degrees celsius on luesday

night.

Kokernag in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 2.4

degrees celsius on luesday night against 48 degrees

Celsius on Monday night, the MeT official said. It had

rainfall of 1.4 millimelers during luesday night, the

official said. Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a

low of 2.4 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night against 2.8

degrees Celsius on Monday night, the official said.

A strong Western Disturbance, the phenomenon that

brings change in weather caused heavy rain and snowfall

in Jammu and Kashmir last Saturday had damaged

orchards in parts of south Kashmir.Hundreds of images

and videos of devastation to apple orchards were shared

on social media.

Farmers have been expressing grief over the loss caused

by the untimely snowfall. While the officials were yet to

assess the total loss, reports of damages caused due to

snowfall kept pouring in from these areas for last few

days.

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