Jammu & Kashmir

Upper reaches of Kashmir receive snowfall, rains lash valley

Srinagar: Higher reaches of Kashmir Valley experienced fresh snowfall on Sunday evening while rains lashed the plains, officials said here on Monday.

An official said that Razdan Pass, gateway of Gurez valley in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district recorded around 1 feet snow, following which the only road connecting the Gurez valley with the rest of the world was closed.

A MeT official said that the ski-resort of Gulmarg also recorded about four inches of fresh snowfall during the night.

“Other areas in the higher reaches of the valley, including Zojilla Pass, Amarnath Cave, Sonamarg, Gurez and many other higher reaches witnessed fresh snowfall,” he said.

The official said the plains of the valley, including Srinagar witnessed rainfall.

Meanwhile, Director Metrological Department Sonam Lotus said that there was possibility of light snow over higher reaches of Gulmarg, Gurez and Tulail area of Baramulla and Bandipora districts respectively, alongside Sonamarg and Drass during next 4-6 hours.

“As expected a feeble Western Disturbance approached J&K on October 10. Under its influence, light rain over plains of North Western parts of Kashmir valley (Tangdar, Kupwara, Handwara, Bandipora, Uri, Baramula and central Kashmir) and Poonch districts and adjoining areas of Jammu Division is occurring as per current radar and satellite images,” he said.

Lotus further said that the there is no possibility of snow or rain in the Kashmir valley for next 24 hours, however, weather will remain cloudy till Tuesday and will likely remain dry from Wednesday. (KNS)


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