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MeT predicts fresh wet spell from Dec 04 to 08

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Weatherman predicts ‘very harsh winter’ this year

Srinagar: As the night temperature settled at minus 1.6 degree Celsius in Srinagar today, the weatherman on Monday predicted ‘very harsh winter’ this year in the Valley, stating that as per the forecast, they are expecting below normal temperature this winter.

According to the news agency KNO, the weatherman has also predicted fresh wet spell here in the Valley from December 04, saying that the higher reaches would receive light to moderate snowfall from Friday.

The news agency quoted the MeT Director Sonum Lotus as predicting colder winter this year in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that there is possibility that the temperature would settle below normal this season.

He added that the temperature as compared to previous years would go down by two-three notches.

Meanwhile, Deputy Director MeT, Mukhtar Ahmad said that there is possibility of snow and rains from December 04, adding that the snowfall would occur at most of the places from December 04-05, while on December 06, there is possibility of improvement in the weather conditions.

He said that from December 07-08, there is again possibility of light to moderate snowfall and rains in the Valley.

Ahmad also stated that the night temperature in Srinagar was recorded minus 1.6 degree Celsius, adding that it would go further down and would settle probably around minus 2.5 degree Celsius in coming days.

Pertinently, the Valley witnessed three-day wet spell from last Monday till Wednesday evening following which there was improvement in the weather conditions, but the minimum temperature has witnessed dip from Thursday onwards.

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