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Wet weather continues, Admn issues avalanche warning

Srinagar, Nov 13: With a minimum temperature recorded at minus 6.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday Kargil town was the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir, as the Met forecast light snowfall in the higher reaches.

Leh in Ladakh region was at minus 5, while it was minus 4 in Gulmarg, 3.2 in Srinagar and 12.6 degrees Celsius in Jammu and Pahalgam was at 1.1 degrees Celsius.

 

“Snow in the higher reaches and light rain in the next 24 hours is likely (till Wednesday),” the Met official said.

As per a communication of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, there is a danger of avalanches from November 12 to 13 in avalanche prone areas of Bandipora, Baramulla, Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Kupwara, Ganderbal, Leh and Kargil districts of Kashmir Division.

The Deputy Commissioners of the concerned districts have been asked to advise people not to venture out in avalanche prone areas during the period.