A general view of Gulmarg. Photos: Fabiha Wani
Gulf Today Report
"Another spell of light to moderate snowfall is likely to occur in J&K and Ladakh on Jan.4 and 5. Till then, the present cold wave will continue in both the regions," an official of the MET department said.
The ongoing 40-day long period of harsh winter the 'Chillai Kalan' will end on January 31.
Srinagar recorded -5.9˚C, Pahalgam -8.4˚C and Gulmarg -7.5˚C as the minimum temperatures of the day, according to a local media report.
Leh town of Ladakh was at -19.2˚C and Kargil at -16.2˚C.
Jammu city was at 5.5˚C, Katra 5.2˚C, Batote 0.5˚C, Bannihal -1.2˚C and Bhaderwah recorded -2.1˚C as the minimum temperatures.
Srinagar city recorded its coldest night on Thursday as the minimum temperature plummeted to minus 8.4 degrees Celsius, a record broken after 25 years.
Snow blanketed parts of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt on Wednesday, blocking roads, disrupting traffic and postponing vaccination campaigns against COVID-19 and even exams at some universities. Nearly a dozen roads in eastern and northern Lebanon were closed to traffic because of the snow.
Light snowfall in Kashmir Valley and dense fog in Jammu division disrupted the air traffic on Saturday morning. The authorities meanwhile said the strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway is open for stranded vehicles only.
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