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Wet weather expected in Kashmir till Tuesday

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Srinagar, Dec 09: The weather office has forecast light-to-moderate rainfall or snow at most places across the Kashmir Valley from Sunday till Tuesday.

“A western disturbance is approaching Jammu and Kashmir, under the influence of which light-to-moderate rain/snow will occur at many places and snow at few places over the Ladakh region from the evening of Sunday to Tuesday, especially on Monday,” a Met department official said.

He said the higher reaches of the state were most likely to receive moderate-to-heavy rainfall or snow during this period.

“This may lead to disruption of surface transportation mainly on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, Zojila pass on the Srinagar-Leh highway and Mughal Road,” the official said.

The official said the night temperature in Srinagar, settled at a low of minus 0.4 degrees Celsius on Saturday night, up from the minus 1.2 degrees Celsius the previous night.

The Pahalgam health resort registered a low of minus 3 degrees Celsius. The ski-resort of Gulmarg was the coldest with minimum temperature of minus 6.3 degrees Celsius, he said.

Leh in Ladakh region recorded a minimum temperature of minus 5.5 degrees Celsius.

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