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Snow, rain forecast for Tuesday

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Srinagar, Jan 21: Fresh snowfall started in the Valley on Monday as the Met department forecast moderate to heavy rain and snowfall across Jammu and Kashmir over the next two days till Wednesday.

"Widespread moderate to rather heavy rain and snowfall is likely to occur during the next 24 hours (till Tuesday)," a Met Department official said.

"A western disturbance is active over the state. Its intensity will decrease from Wednesday onwards."

Jammu and Kashmir could receive very heavy spell of rain and snow later tonight and tomorrow, Indian Meteorological Department said in its weather bulletin.

The IMD predicted heavy to very heavy rain and snow at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir on January 22 (Tuesday).

Skymet Weather in its weather report warned that such heavy and prolonged spells could increase the risk of avalanches.

Meanwhile, Srinagar recorded minus 0.3 degrees Celsius while it was 0.2 in Pahalgam and minus 4 in Gulmarg.

Leh town recorded minus 5.6 while Kargil was the coldest at minus 14 degrees Celsius.

Jammu city was 11.9, Katra 10, Batote 2.1, Bannihal 1.1 and Bhaderwah 1.9 degrees Celsius.

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