• Traffic to ply from Jmu to Sgr today
• Cold wave to continue in Kashmir
• Gulmarg chills at -11 degree Celsius, Pahalgam settles at -13.4 degree Celsius
With cold wave gripping Kashmir for the past several days, Srinagar recorded minimum temperature of minus 6.1 degree Celsius, by far the lowest minimum temperture in January.
Metrological department officials have forecast weather to remain cloudy in the next 24 hours and predicated scattered rains and snow over isolated places in Kashmir.
The weathermen said the cold wave would continue to prevail in Kashmir.
The night temperatures would decrease more in the coming days while the day temperatures would increase, the official said.
However, weather officials said they were expecting very light snowfall on Sunday and Monday and after that weather would remain clear until the January end.
As per the weathermen, Srinagar recorded the minimum temperature of minus 6.1 degree Celsius, which is so far the lowest minimum temperature in January, and the maximum of 6.4 degrees Celsius.
The ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded a minimum of minus 11 degree Celsius while Pahalgam in south Kashmir was the coldest place in the Valley recording the minimum temperature of minus 13.4 degree Celsius, the official said.
The weatherman said north Kashmir’s Kupwara district recorded a low of minus 9.6 degree Celsius while Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 8.2 degree Celsius.
As per the Metrological department officials, Jammu city recorded a maximum of 19.5 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 4.1 degrees Celsius.
Leh in Ladakh settled at a low of minus 20.1 degree Celsius and Drass was the coldest place with a minimum of minus 29.1 degrees Celsius, the weather official said.
Meanwhile, Traffic department officials said there would be one-way movement of vehicles from Jammu to Srinagar.
“No vehicle will be permitted to ply from the opposite direction,” the official said.
LMV owners have been asked to cross the Nagrota junction before 10 am and after that Heavy Motor Vehicles would be allowed to ply on the highway.
However, Srinagar-Leh highway, Anantnag-Kishtwar and Mughal Road continued to remain closed for vehicular traffic due to accumulation of several feet of snow and slippery road conditions.