Fresh Snowfall In Upper Reaches Of Kashmir

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Srinagar- Many areas in the higher reaches of Kashmir received fresh snowfall, while some parts in the plains were lashed by light rains on Friday, officials said.

Snowfall started in many areas in the higher reaches of Kashmir early in the morning, the officials said.

They said the fresh snowfall was witnessed in Machil and Tangdhar areas of Kupwara, Gurez in Bandipora district, the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in Baramulla, Sonamarg in Ganderbal, and some other high altitude areas.

Due to the snowfall, the Bandipora-Gurez Road has been closed temporarily for traffic, the officials said.

Some areas in the plains of the valley received light rainfall.

The MeT Department has forecast light rains or snowfall at isolated to scattered places in the valley on Friday.

The weather is likely to stay mainly dry for a few days from Saturday.

Meanwhile, the minimum temperature increased at most places in Kashmir Valley on Friday.

A meteorological department official here said that Srinagar recorded a low of 5.6°C against 1.8°C on the previous night.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of 3.2°C against previous night’s 0.6°C, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 2.2°C against minus 2.8°C on the previous night, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of 3.1°C against 1.7°C on the previous night, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 6.7°C against 0.7°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 1.0°C against minus 2.5°C on the previous night, the official said.

Leh recorded a low of minus 7.6°C against last night’s minus 3.2°C while mercury settled at 3.4°C against previous low of 3.2°C, the official said.

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