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Snowfall in J&K, cold wave abates

Breaking nearly two-month-long dry spell, most parts of the Kashmir valley, including Srinagar, on Sunday experienced snowfall, the second in this season so far, MeT officials said.

india Updated: Jan 03, 2010 16:14 IST

Breaking nearly two-month-long dry spell, most parts of the Kashmir valley, including Srinagar, on Sunday experienced snowfall, the second in this season so far, MeT officials said.

The snowfall, which started around 11 am in Srinagar and adjoining areas, also brought respite to the people from the cold wave sweeping Jammu and Kashmir for the past fortnight.

The first snowfall of the season was experienced on November 8-10 when the entire valley was wrapped in white blanket.

The night temperature in Srinagar was minus 1.2 degree Celsius as against yesterday's minus 4.8 deg C. Similarly, Qazigund, Pahalgam, Kokernag and Kupwara recorded minus 3.5, minus 3.0, minus 1.7 and minus 0.4 deg C respectively today as against yesterday's temperature of minus 5.5, minus 6.9, minus 2.8 and minus 4.8 deg C respectively, MeT officials said.

While high altitude areas received moderate to heavy snowfall this morning, Srinagar and adjoining experienced light to moderate snowfall. However, there was no snowfall in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, they said.

Gulmarg hill resort in north Kashmir was the coldest in the valley with minus 5.6 deg C, while Banihal with minus 0.2 deg C was coldest in the Jammu region.