Srinagar gets season's first snowfall

Srinagar gets season's first snowfall

Western Disturbance (WD) is expected on February 4 which would result in further precipitation in the state.

Kashmir areas, including the summer capital Srinagar, Thursday witnessed fresh snowfall even as the Meteorological department predicted dry weather in next five days.

Officials said this was season’s first snowfall in the Valley’s plains, with Srinagar city receiving 0.3 mm snowfall this morning, a MeT official said. 

He said another Western Disturbance (WD) is expected on February 4 which would result in further precipitation in the state.

“Pahalgam recorded 6 mm and Banihal 4 mm snowfall this morning,” he said.

Officials said the minimum temperature was 0.2 degrees in Srinagar, minus 2.2 in Pahalgam, minus 8.6 in Gulmarg, minus 13.7 in Kargil and minus 12. 2 in Leh, on Thursday.

Inspector General of Police (Traffic), Muneer Ahmad Khan said the Srinagar-Jammu highway was re-opened for traffic. “It was closed because of slippery road conditions and later re-opened,” he said, adding, traffic would run from Srinagar to Jammu on Friday.