Snow In Gulmarg, Chill Grips Valley Amid Rains

Srinagar, Oct 15: With overcast skies and strong evening showers, temperatures dropped markedly on Monday across Kashmir where the ski-resort of Gulmarg received the season’s first snowfall.

The meteorological office here has forecast rains in the Valley over the next two days, heralding perhaps the early advent of winter.

Reports from North Kashmir said that the Apharwat heights of Gulmarg experienced snowfall since early afternoon today, leaving the mountainous region under a 4 inch thick blanket of snow.

Enchanted by the sight, tourists were seen capturing the snow-clad terrain on camera and taking their heart’s fill amid the dancing flakes.

The abrupt drop in day temperature across the valley had people rummaging for woollens, and formally opened the shopping season for warm clothing.

Early rains and accompanying chill has revived memories of the harsh winter last year, an experience many fear may be replayed this season particularly due to a cap on LPG rations and newly announced power curtailment.

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