Srinagar, Dec 18: The Meteorological Department of J-K has predicted light to moderate snowfall at isolated places” of Kashmir and Ladakh in between December 21 and 22.
The latest MeT forecast has said “light to moderate snowfall at isolated places” of Kashmir and Ladakh is expected between December 21 and 22.
The forecast for snowfall in the beginning of next week coincides with the arrival of the 40-day harshest winter period of Chilai Kalan. There are maximum chances of snowfall during this period, in which the day temperature hovers around 7 degrees Celsius and several water bodies including the Dal Lake freezes due to sub-zero temperatures in the night.
As per Meteorological Department data, Wednesday night was the fifth coldest since 2010, resulting in partial freezing of water bodies including Dal lake.
The MeT records suggest that the lowest recorded December temperatures in Srinagar since 2010 was on December 25, 2018, when mercury plummeted to minus 7.7 degrees.