SRINAGAR: Moderate to heavy snowfall occurred in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Thursday as the weather office has forecast inclement weather till January 9.

“Weather is likely to remain inclement during the next three days while another spell of rain/snow is expected to occur on January 8,” an official of the Met Department said.

Authorities have issued an avalanche warning for the higher reaches and have advised residents of these areas not to leave their homes.

The famous ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir was the coldest place in the Valley where the minimum temperature was minus 3.5 degrees.

Pahalgam, the famous health resort which also serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 0.8 degrees Celsius.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of 0.3 degrees Celsius while Qazigund in south Kashmir registered a low of 0.4 degrees Celsius.

Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 0.7 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of 0.0 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu city recorded 10.3 degrees Celsius, Katra 7.6, Batote minus 1.1, Banihal recorded 0.0 and Bhaderwah recorded 1.1  degrees Celsius as the night’s lowest temperatures.


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