Advertisement

HindustanTimes Mon,29 Dec 2014

No snow in Kashmir Valley this Christmas

IANS  Srinagar, December 24, 2012
First Published: 13:45 IST(24/12/2012) | Last Updated: 13:47 IST(24/12/2012)

Santa Claus will not have to trudge through snow in the Kashmir Valley this Christmas. The weather office Monday forecast cold, dry weather conditions in the region.

Advertisement


"The weather will remain dry in the valley in the next 24 hours although the sky will be generally cloudy," an official of the weather office said.

The minimum temperature in Srinagar was 1.2 degrees Celsius Monday, three degrees above the season's average. The minimum temperature in the city was -4 degrees Celsius Sunday.

The temperatures remained below freezing point in most parts of the region Monday.

"The minimum today was -2 degrees Celsius in Pahalgam, -5.2 in Gulmarg, -8.2 in Leh and -10.2 in Kargil town," the official said.

The Kashmir Valley is presently passing through the 40-day harsh winter period known locally as Chillai Kalan.

 


Advertisement
more from India

J-K law does not allow defections

While defections are common in other states especially when there is no clear majority for any party, in Jammu and Kashmir, where election has thrown up a hung assembly, it is not an option for parties to increase its strength.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved