Winter knocks door as Kashmir receive first snowfall of season

Photo related to first snowfall in Kashmir valley.

Srinagar: Winter season finally kicks start in the country as the higher regions of Kashmir valley receives first snowfall of the season today, sending chilly winds in the plain areas.

According to weather office, the higher parts of the Kashmir Valley received the season’s first snowfall on Monday.

The officer added, “Snowfall in the hills this morning has resulted in chilly winds in the plains of the Valley today (on Monday), but the nightlong cloud cover helped improvement in the overall night temperatures here.” He further said that against Sunday’s minus 0.9 degrees Celsius here, the minimum temperature rose above the freezing point to settle at 2.8 degrees.

“In Pahalgam, the lowest night temperature today (Monday) was minus 2.2 showing an improvement of 1.3 degrees over yesterday’s (Sunday) minimum. There was similar improvement in night temperatures in Gulmarg and other places in the Valley.”

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He added, “There is going to be further improvement in night temperatures during the next two days, but the day temperatures would come down during this period.”

To the disappointment of Kashmiris, the weather office has ruled out any rain or snowfall in the plains during the next three to four days here.

“Foggy weather conditions would continue till November 24, but there would be no rain or snow in the Valley’s plains during this period,” an official said.

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Foggy weather has been disrupting air traffic from the Valley and most flights to and from Srinagar international airport remained suspended for second consecutive day Monday.