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Rain, snow expected as western disturbances to hit Kashmir valley

chandigarh Updated: Mar 02, 2012 20:53 IST
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More trouble is in store for the people of the Kashmir valley as fresh Western Disturbances (WD) will touch the region on Sunday and will remain active till Monday.

People in the Ladakh region continued to shiver as the minimum dropped by several notches on Friday morning while world famous ski resort of Gulmarg was coldest in the Valley after the minimum dropped further to minus 9.5 degrees Celsius.

A Met department spokesman said here this afternoon that weather will remain mainly dry over the Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.

However, the WD originating in the Arabian sea will enter the region through Afghanistan and Pakistan on March 4.

There could be fairly widespread rain or snow from the evening of March 4 to 5.

Leh in Ladakh region, which remained cut off from the rest of the state since December 1 last year after the Zojila Pass was closed for six winter months due to snowfall, was coldest in the region after the minimum temperature dropped by 4.8 notches.

The famous ski resort of Gulmarg was coldest in the Valley after the minimum dropped further to minus 9.5 degrees, a notch below than on Thursday.

At world famous health resort of Pahalgam, the minimum was minus 5.6 degrees, followed by Qazigund at minus 1.2 degrees, Kokernag at minus 0.7 degrees and Kupwara at minus 0.5 degree.