"Moderate to heavy snow would occur at most places in Kashmir Valley and Jammu and at many places in Ladakh region as a fresh western disturbance is approaching the state. This weather system is likely to affect the state from February 2 to 6 with its main activity from the night of February 2 to 5," MeT department director Sonam Lotus said.
"The weather would turn bad in the evening of February 2 and some areas, including plains, may receive heavy snowfall. Few places, particularly along south Kashmir and Pir Panjal mountain range may receive very heavy snowfall," he said.
He said that the weather may disrupt surface and air transport on February 3 and 4 and the day temperatures may fall by five to six degrees, while night temperature may rise by two to three degrees.
Meanwhile, cold wave continued in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region with the minimum temperature in Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, dipping by over one degree from minus 2.3 degrees Celsius the previous night, to register a low of minus 3.4 degrees Celsius last night.
The mercury in Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir Valley, settled at minus 7.4 degrees Celsius, as against minus 7.0 degrees Celsius the previous night.
Kokernag, in South Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 9.2 degrees Celsius compared to the last night’s minus 9.3 degrees Celsius.
The mercury in the tourist resort of Pahalgam recorded a minimum of minus 10.8 degrees Celsius, a slight increase as compared to minus 12.3 degrees Celsius the previous night.
The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg registered a low of minus 12 degrees Celsius as compared to minus 11.2 degrees Celsius the previous night.
Kupwara, in North Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 2 degree Celsius, as against the previous night’s 2.1 degree Celsius.
Leh, in the frontier region of Ladakh, recorded a low of minus 12.7 degrees Celsius as against minus 12.0 degrees the previous night.
Kargil recorded the minimum of minus 21.6 degrees Celsius, down by over one degree from the previous night’s low of minus 20.4 degrees Celsius.


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