MeT predicts another spell of snowfall in Kashmir from next week

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Srinagar: The metereological department on Monday said there are chances of snowfall in the Kashmir region next week even as its intensity is not yet known.

Mukhtar Ahmad, the deputy director of Meteorological Centre Srinagar, said the weather is expected to remain dry this week and there will be no significant change till 17 January.

However, the atmosphere will be foggy for the next few days, he said.

He added: “Another snowfall spell is likely on 19 January but the intensity of the spell is not clear yet.”

Ahmad said that a clear forecast will be announced in the coming days.

In Kashmir Valley, people have been facing freezing cold due to the Chillai Kallan – 40-days winter period that starts on 21 December. Srinagar recorded a low of minus 0.2°C temperature against minus 2.6°C on the previous night.

The heavy snowfall last week which continued for several days has thrown life out of gear in the region with many villages and remote regions remaining out of bound during poor clearance efforts by the administration.

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