Srinagar: A medium danger avalanche warning has been issued for higher reaches of Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora and Ganderbal districts of Jammu and Kashmir while a low danger has been indicated for Poonch, Ramban, Kishtwar, Anantnag, Kargil and Leh districts, for the next 24 hours.

“Medium danger avalanche warning has been issued for higher reaches of Baramulla, Kupwara Bandipora and Ganderbal while as a low danger for Poonch, Ramban, Kishtwar, Anantnag, Kargil and Leh districts, for the next 24 hours,” the official said.

The Meteorological Department on Sunday predicted another spell of wet weather in Jammu and Kashmir state from next week. Meanwhile, the Jammu-Srinagar highway continues to be closed for vehicular traffic due to snowfall in the region.

“A fresh western disturbance is likely to affect the state from 18th January, resulting in fairly widespread rain/snow, in Jammu and Kashmir,” an official of the MeT department said.

The officer said that a medium and low danger avalanche warning has been issued in the ten districts of the state.

The minimum temperature at Srinagar settled at minus 0.8 degrees Celsius last night slightly up from the previous night’s low of minus 1 degree Celsius. Gulmarg ski resort in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 6.0 degrees Celsius last night, while Pahalgam tourist resort registered a low of minus 4.5 degrees Celsius.

Leh recorded a low of minus 11.9 degrees Celsius last night, while the mercury in Drass settled at a low of minus 10.3 degrees Celsius. Kargil experienced the minimum of minus 16.8 degrees Celsius.

High altitude areas including Jawahar Tunnel experienced fresh snowfall, while plains were lashed by incessant rains during the day owing to a fresh western disturbance. Overcast skies prevailed in the national capital on Saturday with the minimum temperature settling at 7.1 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year. Light rain likely on Sunday in Delhi.