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Weatherman predicts widespread snowfall, rains in J&K from Dec 5-7

Weatherman on Monday forecast widespread light to moderate snowfall and rains in plains of Jammu and Kashmir from December 5 to 7.

A meteorological department official that a Western Disturbance is most likely to affect J&K during the said period which is expected to cause widespread light to moderate snowfall in Kashmir plains while rain in Jammu.

Some places on higher reaches above 2000m may receive heavy snow of 1-2 ft. whereas plains are likely to receive 2-3 inches of snow, the official added.

As per the official, the adverse weather conditions may cause temporary disruption of traffic over passes like Zojila, Sinthan Top, Razdan Top, Mugal Road due to snow and freezing temperatures.

Meanwhile freezing conditions continued in Kashmir and Ladakh with Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, recording minus 1.1°C against previous night’s minus 0.2°C, news agency GNS reported.

On November 23, the mercury settled at minus 2.3°C in Srinagar which is lowest temperature recorded so far this season in the city.

Qazigund recorded a minimum temperature of minus 2.0°C against minus 1.3°C on the previous night, he said. It was minus 1.0°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir for this time of the year, the official said.

Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 3.4°C against minus 3.0°C on previous night. The famous resort in south Kashmir was coldest place in entire Valley.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 0.5°C against minus 0.2°C on previous night and normal of 0.4°C, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 1.6°C against minus 1.4°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 2.2°C against minus 1.5°C on the previous night, the official said.

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