Kashmir hills receive fresh spell of snow, rains lash plains

The second spell of wet weather in November, a rare occurrence in the month, has resulted in a dip in day and night temperatures.

GK Web Desk
Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 13 2018 5:25PM | Updated Date: Nov 13 2018 5:28PM
Kashmir hills receive fresh spell of snow, rains lash plainsPhoto: Aman Farooq/GK

The higher reaches of Kashmir valley on Tuesday received fresh snowfall while rains lashed the plains. 

The second spell of wet weather in November, a rare occurrence in the month, has resulted in a dip in day and night temperatures.

At minus 6.2 degree celsius, Kargil area of Ladakh region of Kashmir recorded the lowest temperature.

Leh was at minus 5, while it was minus 4 in Gulmarg, 3.2 in Srinagar and 12.6 degrees Celsius in Jammu and Pahalgam was at 1.1 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, several roads leading to border areas in north Kashmir's Kupwara districts remained closed following fresh snowfall in the area.

An official said the road connecting Machil and Keran with the district headquarters have been closed for vehicular movement, however the road connecting Tanghdar with Kupwara is open for traffic.

Also, authorities suspended traffic movement on Bandipora-Gurez road following fresh snowfall at Razdan Pass.

An official said that the traffic movement was suspended as a ‘precautionary measure’ as there was moderate snowfall going on at Razdan Pass since Tuesday morning.

Authorities had already closed historic Mughal road for traffic movement while one-way traffic was plying on the 300-kilometer Srinagar-Jammu highway.

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