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.
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.
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.
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