Weatherman predicts heavy snowfall in valley for at least 5 days

Srinagar: The MeT department on Wednesday predicted heavy snowfall for at least five days starting Saturday across Kashmir valley.

MeT officials said that heavy snowfall will hit parts of Kashmir that will likely disrupt air and surface traffic to and from the Valley.

They said that a comparatively intense western disturbance is becoming active over Jammu and Kashmir from January 19 and will remain till January 23, peaking on January 22.

Meanwhile, The sky was already overcast in the valley on Wednesday with Srinagar recording minus 2.1 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam minus 4.2 and Gulmarg minus 6. An overnight cloud cover has improved the overall minimum temperatures.

Drass town in the Ladakh region recorded minus 16.2 as the minimum temperature. On Tuesday’s its maximum was minus 8.2 degrees Celsius.

Jammu city recorded 6.2, Katra 7, Batote 3.1, Bannihal 1.6 and Bhaderwah 0.6 degrees Celsius.

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