Jammu & Kashmir

Affarwat mountains of Gulmarg receive season’s first snowfall

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Gulmarg: The Affarwat mountains of ski resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday received season’s first snowfall.

The light snowfall was reported today thus decreasing the temperature in the area. Meanwhile, few tourists were seen enjoying the snowfall.

Earlier on Friday, the JK’s weather department predicted light rainfall and stated that a Western Disturbance will hit Jammu and Kashmir.

The western disturbance on Saturday will likely bring rain or snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, Deputy Director Meteorological department, Dr Mukhtar Ahmad said.

He added that very light rainfall would occur in plains while there is a possibility of very light snowfall in higher reaches at isolated to scattered places as well.

Ahmad also said that reports of rainfall from South Kashmir districts were received this evening, but it was due to a local development only and was not part of the Western Disturbance.

He further said that the weather conditions would improve from Sunday morning.


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