An official of the MeT Department here said a fresh western disturbance is likely to affect the weather across the state from Wednesday, 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 also receive very heavy snowfall, he added.

The official further 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 added 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.

Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.7 degree Celsius, over one degree up from the previous night's minus 3.3 degree Celsius, the official said.


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