he minimum temperature increased at most places in Kashmir today providing some relief to the residents, even as the MeT Office here has forecast mainly dry weather over the next few days.
Srinagar city — the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir — recorded a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius, up from minus 5.2 degrees Celsius the previous night, the officials said.
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Kashmir is currently under the grip of ‘Chillai-Kalan’ — the 40-day harshest winter period when a cold wave grips the region and the temperature drops considerably leading to the freezing of water bodies including the famous Dal Lake here as well as the water supply lines in several parts of the valley.
The chances of snowfall are the most frequent and maximum during this period and most areas, especially in the higher reaches, receive heavy snowfall.