SRINAGAR: Srinagar city today saw the season’s first significant snowfall in addition to the rest of Kashmir, bringing respite from the prevailing chill as the mercury settled above the freezing point in the majority of locations of the valley for the first time in the last fortnight.
The plains of the valley also received light snowfall gone along with by rains with Srinagar experiencing the very first major snowfall of the season, according to a MeT Department official.
The snowfall in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir began in the early morning and it received 2.8 mm of rainfall during the night, the official stated, including the minimum temperature here increased by nearly five degrees to settle above the freezing point at 2.2 degrees Celsius.
The majority of the higher reaches of the valley, consisting of the twin resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam, received moderate snowfall throughout the night, while the plains have actually experienced snow given that the early morning, the authorities stated.
While Gulmarg- the well-known ski-resort in north Kashmir, got over seven inches of fresh snowfall till 8:30 AM today, more than one inch of snow was taped in the traveler resort of Pahalgam in south, he included.