Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Meteorological Department on Saturday predicted light to moderate snowfall in Kashmir and Ladakh in the first week of December.
“The probability of snowfall on the 4 and 6 December is more than 50 percent, till then the weather in Kashmir will remain dry mostly in Kashmir and Ladakh,” an official from the MeT department told Free Press Kashmir.
The official added that weather will be mainly clear to partly cloudy in most parts of Jammu region.
Meanwhile, freezing cold conditions eased a bit in Kashmir and Ladakh with Srinagar, the summer capital of JK, recording 0.4°C today.
The mercury in Srinagar settled at 0.4°C against the previous night’s minus 1.3°C. On November 23, the mercury settled at minus 2.3°C which is the lowest temperature recorded so far this season.
Qazigund recorded a minimum temperature of minus 0.3°C against 1.2°C on the previous night, he said. It was minus 0.7°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, the official said.
Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 1.0°C against minus 3.3°C on previous night.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 0.5°C against minus 0.6°C on previous night and normal of 0.6°C, the official said.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 0.5°C against minus 1.9°C on the previous night, the official said.
Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 1.0°C against minus 1.8°C on the previous night, the official said.