Jammu & Kashmir

Gurez, Baltal, pir-Panjal receive fresh snowfall, rain in other parts of Kashmir

A view of fresh snowfall in upper areas of district Budgam, Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/ Vikar Syed]

Srinagar: The border town of Gurez, and some other upper reaches, including Baltal Base Camp near Amarnath holy cave, received fresh snowfall on Wednesday while rains lashed other parts of Kashmir valley, resulting in a considerable dip in the maximum temperature.

An official told Kashmir News Observer that Gurez sector of Bandipora district, received light to moderate snow late last night, resulting in a dip in the maximum temperature.

He said snowfall was reported from Baltal base bamp near Amarnath cave, and Pir panjal range of Rajouri as well while the plains in Kashmir received heavy rainfall.

“Rainfall stopped in north Western Districts. Light rain in few places of Central Kashmir and many places of South Kashmir, Further decrease in rainfall intensity as the day progresses, ” a MeT official said here

He said that there would be a significant improvement from today forenoon. From the 23rd onward, there’s no forecast of any major rainfall till next week.


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