SRINAGAR: Fresh snowfall occurred everywhere in the Valley including Srinagar city which received light snowfall on Wednesday.

An official of the MET department said widespread rain and snow with heavy to very snow (>2 feet over higher reaches) occurred since yesterday.

He forecasted heavy to very heavy snowfall in Kashmir during January 7 to January 8.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded 0.8 degrees Celsius while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of 0.8 degrees Celsius.

Gulmarg, the famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 4.0 degrees Celsius.

The night temperature in Pahalgam – the famous health resort which also serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra – settled at a low of minus 0.4 degrees.

Kokernag town recorded a low of 0.1 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of 0.0 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu recorded a low of 11.6, Katra 9.7, Batote 2.1, Bannihal recorded minus 1.6 and Bhaderwah recorded 3.2 degrees Celsius.

All morning flights to and from Srinagar International airport were cancelled while others were delayed due to poor visibility.

Traffic department has advised travellers not to undertake journey on Srinagar-Jammu highway as inclement weather continues all along the nearly 300-Kilometre long road.

Srinagar-Leh highway was also closed due to heavy snowfall on the Zojila Pass.


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