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After witnessing extreme cold conditions in December, Kashmir plains are set to receive widespread snowfall from January 4, local Meteorological department (MeT) said on Monday.

According to the MeT, from January 1 onward, the higher reaches may receive light rains and snowfall till January 4.

“From January 4 evening till Jan 6 forenoon, Kashmir plains and higher reaches are likely to receive widespread snowfall,” Deputy Director, MeT Mukhtar Ahmad said.

Srinagar recorded minus 4.2 degree Celsius, Pahalgam minus 4.9 degree Celsius and Gulmarg minus 4.2 degree Celsius as the minimum temperature on Tuesday.

Leh recorded minus 14.6 degree Celsius and it was minus 17.3 degree Celsius in Kargil.

The night’s lowest temperature in Jammu city was 5.5 degrees Celsius. 

Besides, Katra recorded 7.2 degrees Celsius, Batote 2.1 degrees Celsius, Bannihal 1.7 degrees Celsius and Bhaderwah 1.2 degrees Celsius as the night’s lowest temperatures.