Intense cold sweeps Kashmir after fresh spell of snowfall

February 10th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI  

Srinagar, Feb 10 (ANI): Kashmir reeled under intense cold wave on Tuesday after many parts in the region received fresh snowfall.
The upper reaches of the state received fresh snowfall while the plains received rainfall, dipping the mercury levels across the region.
People said that it has been unusually cold this time after the snowfall.
“This time,it is very cold. People have started using kangris again. Heaters are out. People are covering themselves with warm clothes. It is very cold here,” said Rizvi Haider, a resident.
The meteorological department said the sudden change in weather conditions is due to the western disturbance.
More snowfall and rains have been predicted by the Meteorological Department for next three-four days.
“Due to some western disturbances, coming from the Arabian sea towards Jammu and Kashmir and adjoining areas, the weather condition will remain bad in the state for next three-four days,” said Sonam Lotus, Director, Meteorological Centre, Srinagar.
Upper reaches of the state like Kupwara, Bandipore, Baramulla, Gulmarg and many other regions received heavy snowfall, dipping the day and night temperatures in the State.
Kargil and Leh districts of the state reeled under extreme cold conditions as the temperature in these towns dipped to minus 18.6 and minus 11.8 degree Celsius respectively. (ANI)

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