Higher reaches receive more snowfall, rain in plains

Higher reaches receive more snowfall, rain in plains
Many areas including the famous tourist destination of Gulmarg in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, Gurez in Bandipora, Machil in Kupwara, and Sonamarg in Ganderbal, received fresh snowfall, the officials said.File: Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: While several higher reaches of Kashmir received fresh snowfall on Thursday and the plains were lashed by rains, bringing down temperatures, Meteorological Department officials have said that there will be an improvement in weather from Saturday.

Many areas including the famous tourist destination of Gulmarg in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, Gurez in Bandipora, Machil in Kupwara, and Sonamarg in Ganderbal, received fresh snowfall, the officials said.

They said snowfall was reported from Zojila axis on the Srinagar-Leh highway as well as in the higher reaches of Srinagar.

There were reports of hailstorms from some areas of Pulwama in south Kashmir. The plain areas in the Kashmir Valley received rainfall.

The wet weather spell brought down the temperature across the valley, bringing respite from the unusual warm temperatures prevalent there, the officials said.

The MeT office has said the weather will remain cloudy, with occasional rain, thunderstorm, gusty winds, and hailstorm at isolated places of the valley till Friday.

There is a possibility of snowfall over the higher reaches as well.

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