Mubashir Aalam Wani
Srinagar, Dec 21 (KNO): The 40-day harshest winter period, Chilla-i-Kalan has intensified the chill in Kashmir as night temperature has further decreased while most parts including Srinagar recorded coldest nights of the season.
Details available with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) state that Srinagar has recorded coldest night of season at minus 4.2 degree celsius on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday.
It further added Pahalgam also recorded coldest night of the season at minus 6.2 degree celsius.
“The night temperature in Qazigund in South Kashmir settled at minus 4.2 degree celsius while in Kokernag it settled at minus 2.4 degree celsius.”
As per the data Kupwara in north Kashmir also recorded coldest night of season at minus 4.4 degree celsius while Gulmarg, a famous ski-resort recorded a low of minus 4.6 degree celsius.
In Anantnag, the mercury settled at minus 4.3 degree celsius.
Pertinently, the 40-day harshest winter period, Chilla-i-Kalan began today in Kashmir while the weatherman has predicted intense cold wave in coming days amid persistent dry spell in the Valley.
The two-day wet spell is expected to break the prolonged dry spell in Kashmir on December 29 and 30—(KNO)
Except possibility of morning showers, hot and dry weather to continue in J&K: MeT
Srinagar, Sept 15(GNS): The weatherman on Friday forecast “hot and dry” weather to continue in Jammu and Kashmir for a week ahead.
According to a meteorological department official, light to moderate rain and thunderstorm occurred at scattered places of J&K .
“Except brief spell of morning rain, weather is very likely to remain hot and dry in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours,” the official told GNS, adding, “Day temperature was likely to remain 1-2°C lower than yesterday.”
Regarding the forecast from September 16-22, he said, the weather was mainly going to be hot and dry but a brief spell of rain at isolated to scattered places of J&K cannot be ruled out.
“Due to absence of any strong Western Disturbance or Monsoon Current over J&K, there’s no forecast of major rain for a week, at least.”(GNS)
Budgam duo on Scooty die on spot after being hit by a Sumo
Baramulla, Sep 12, KNT: Two persons, one who was driving the Scooty and the pillion rider died on the spot after being hit by a speeding Sumo in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday.
The mishap took place in Hairath Singhpora area of Pattan.
Sources told the news agency Kashmir News Trust that a Sumo (JK15-0782) hit a Scooty ( JK04-E4493). The driver of the Scooty and pillion rider died on the spot. They said both were taken to hospital where doctors declared them brought dead.
The deceased have been identified as Faizian Mushtaq Ganai of Chandakot Bala Magam and Riyaz Sajad Mala, a resident of Yagipora Magam.
Police seized the Sumo, arrested driver and registered a case under relevant sections of law. [KNT]
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