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Slight relief from cold in Kashmir, snowfall expected again

Srinagar: Residents of Kashmir got a slight respite from the intense cold wave conditions as the mercury rose in most parts of the Valley due to overcast conditions, leading to the possibility of fresh snowfall.
PTI January 24, 2014 15:18 IST
PTI
Srinagar: Residents of Kashmir got a slight respite from the intense cold wave conditions as the mercury rose in most parts of the Valley due to overcast conditions, leading to the possibility of fresh snowfall.  

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An official of the Met Department here said a fresh western disturbance is likely to affect the weather across the state from today, with the possibility of snowfall in some places of Jammu division as well.

“A fresh western disturbance is likely to affect the state from today for three days with its main activity on January 9,” the official said.

He said under the influence of this weather system, moderate to heavy snowfall would occur at many places in Kashmir and Jammu divisions and at a few places in Ladakh region, particularly in Zogila, Drass and Kargil hilly areas.  Isolated places may receive very heavy snowfall, he added.

The official said the weather may disrupt surface and air transport and day temperatures may fall by five to six degrees, while the night temperature may rise by two to three notches.

He said there would be a decrease in precipitation from Friday onwards.

Owing to the overcast conditions, the minimum temperatures in most parts of the valley increased, but continued to stay below the freezing point.