Night again becomes cold at minus 3 degrees. day warm in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Feb 20 (UNI) As the Western Disturbances (WD) moved out from the region, night in the Kashmir valley again become cold after the minimum temperature dipped to minus three degree Celsius this morning.

However, day was warm after the maximum was recorded six degree above normal today, the first day of 10-day-long '' chalai Bacha'' the third coldest period of winter.

The severe cold period of the 40-day-long Chalai Kalan ended on January 30 which was followed by the 20-day-long Chalai Khurd, the second coldest period, which ended last night.

A weather office spokesman told UNI that against normal zero degree temperature, the minimum dipped to minus three degree this morning, resulting in severe cold.

Because of clear weather after the WD moved out from the region recently, the night temperature dipped further, he said.

However, due to open sky, the day become warm and the maximum was recorded at 14 degrees, which was six degree above normal.

He said the WD were noticed in Iran and Arabian sea which will take some time to reach here through Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Meanwhile, bright sunshine during the day resulted in melting of snow on the roads in the valley. However, overflowing drains because of poor drainage system and damaged roads has affected-normal life.

UNI BAS FMH AKJ RK1949

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