Snow Caps Mountains, Chill In Valley

SRINAGAR — The upper reaches, including border town of Gurez, received fresh snowfall while skies remained cloudy in the plain in Kashmir valley, resulting in dip in the maximum temperature.

However, the night temperature improved and settled above normal at majority of the places in the valley due to overcast conditions.

A MET department spokesperson said that widespread rain and thundershower would occur during the next 48 hours in Kashmir valley.

The weather in Pahalgam, about 100 from here in south Kashmir, was overcast, resulting in dip in the maximum temperature though the mercury during the night improved due to cloudy skies.

However, the upper reaches in Pahalgam, including Chandanwari, the last motorable halting station for Amarnath cave shrine on traditional yatra route, received fresh light snowfall 

Gurez valley in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district received the season’s first snowfall late last night.An official said that Dawar, Tulial and Baktore areas of Gurez witnessed moderate snowfall last night.He said that around 3 inches of snow have accumulated in Dawar area since last night. “Razdan Pass connecting Gurez Valley with rest of the state has also received moderate snowfall,” he said


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