More snow likely in Valley today

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Srinagar, Feb 12: Light to moderate snowfall has been forecast in the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region in two days from Sunday evening and is likely to hit road and air connectivity in the region.
“A Western Disturbance is approaching Jammu and Kashmir and is likely to affect the state and adjoining areas from the evening of February 12 to morning of February 14, with main activity on 13th,” a weather advisory by the meteorological office Saturday said.
‘Under the influence of this weather system, light to moderate rain or snowfall will occur at most places in Kashmir and Jammu region (Some places along Pirpanjal range may receive rather heavy rain or snowfall),” it said.
Very light to light snowfall is also likely at few places in Ladakh region particularly along Drass, Kargil and Zanskar areas, it said further. “This system is likely to move in a South-East ward direction of Jammu and Kashmir.”
It is likely to disrupt surface and air transport. The day temperatures will fall by four to five degrees Celsius while the night temperatures will rise by two to three degrees during this period, the advisory added.
Meanwhile a meteorological department official here said there was little rise in mercury across the valley during the night.
The official said Srinagar recorded a low of minus 1.8 degree Celsius against minus 2.4 degrees Celsius yesterday, the official said.
Gulmarg recorded minimum of minus 9.5 degrees Celsius against minus 10.5 degrees Celsius on previous night, the official said.
Pahalgam had a low of minus 5.5 degrees Celsius against minus 9.8 previously, the official said.
Qazigund had a minimum of minus 5.0 degrees Celsius against minus 5.4 Celsius yesterday while its neighboring Kokernag had a minimum of minus 4.3 degree Celsius, the official said.
The frontier Kupwara district was exception as it had a low minus 2.4 against minus 2.0 degrees Celsius on previous occasion, the official said.
Deep freeze continued in Leh and Kargil towns of Ladakh, recording minus 16.6 and 18.1 degrees Celsius respectively, the official added.

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