Rains lash Kashmir plains, snowfall in Gulmarg

Greater Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 13: The ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir Tuesday received fresh snowfall while rains lashed Kashmir’s plains. The Meteorological Department has predicted improvement in weather from Wednesday afternoon.
“We received reports of snowfall from Gulmarg. Most of the plains in Kashmir received rains,” Director Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus told Greater Kashmir.
He said there will be improvement in weather from Wednesday afternoon. “In coming days, night temperature will decrease,” he said.
The Met department official said there was a little relief from intense cold conditions in Kashmir and Ladakh as the minimum temperatures rose by several degrees, staying above the freezing point at most places, for the first time in about a month.
Srinagar, the officials said, recorded a low of 0.2 degrees, which is up by over three notches from the previous night’s low of minus 3.1 degrees. Qazigund recorded a low of 0.3 degrees, an increase of over four degrees from minus 4.4 degrees Celsius the previous night.
Officials said Pahalgam in south Kashmir registered an increase of over six degrees from minus 4.8 degrees Celsius the previous night’s to settle at a low of 2.2 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature in Gulmarg settled at minus 1.5 degrees compared to minus 0.6 degrees of the previous night’s, they said.
Meanwhile, light showers lashed Jammu region Tuesday afternoon, bringing respite from cold spell.