Valley shivers at -6.2°C, water bodies freeze, No Rain, Snow till January 14

The weather in the summer capital continued to remain below -6°C for the third consecutive day, giving a tough time to residents.
Though the weather is predicted to remain dry for the week, the mercury further dropped in Srinagar.
Officials said the weather would remain dry till January 11 as the cloud cover had disappeared from the sky.
The night temperature in the city settled at the season’s lowest of -6.2°C which was the coldest in the season so far — marginally down from -6.1°C recorded the previous night.
Many water bodies in the city have partially frozen due to intense cold. The fringes of the famous Dal Lake were also frozen in the early hours.
The first fortnight of 2018 will pass off without rain and snowfall in the Jammu region. No rain is expected till January 14.
As per the weather advisory by the Agromet division of the SKUAST-Jammu, the minimum and maximum temperatures will fall, but the sky will remain clear.
The maximum temperature will remain around 20 degrees C, while the minimum temperature will fall to 5 degrees C. “Ground frost is likely at a few places in the next 72 hours, but there is no expectation of rain between January 10 and 14,” says the advisory. For the past three months, the region has been facing dry weather conditions.

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