WD likely to cause snow or rain on Wednesday in J

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Srinagar, Oct 13 (UNI) The Western Disturbance (WD) from Arabian sea through Pakistan and Afghanistan are likely to hit Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, where the maximum and minimum temperatures today were above normal.

According to Project Coordinator (UNDP) incharge disaster Management in the office Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Aamir Ali a western disturbance is likely to affect the western Himalayas.

Under its influence, light to moderate rainfall is likely at many places over Jammu and Kashmir during October 15 and 16.

Mr Ali said higher reaches in the state are likely to receive snowfall during the above period.

Meanwhile, a weather office spokesman told UNI that the maximum temperature in summer capital, Srinagar, was 26.5 degrees celsius, which was 4.5 degree above normal.

Similarly, minimum recorded at 6.8 degree was also one degree above normal.

However, at world famous tourist resort of Pahalgam, the night was a bit cold with minimum dipped to 3.8 degrees. However, day temperature was normal, he said.

The maximum temperature at Katra, base camp for Mata Vaishnodevi was 28.5 degrees while minimum was 14.7 degrees, he said.

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