Snowfall on upper reaches, rain in plains in Kashmir
The upper reaches in the Kashmir valley experienced fresh snowfall while plains, including Srinagar city, had rains resulting in considerable cold.india Updated: Mar 14, 2013 14:38 IST
The upper reaches in the Kashmir valley experienced fresh snowfall while plains, including Srinagar city, had rains resulting in considerable cold.
However, people remained indoor due to curfew restrictions.
A Met department spokesman said there could be rain or snow at a few places in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.
He said precipitation would decrease during the subsequent two days.
The upper reaches in the Kashmir valley experienced light to moderate snowfall since last night.
All heights in Gulmarg, the world famous ski resort in north Kashmir, including Khilanmarg and Affarwat, the highest skiing point connected by cable car, experienced few inches of fresh snowfall.
The border areas, including Keran, Karnah, Machil, Sadhna and Razdan passes and Neeru and Dawar also had fresh snowfall.
The Holy Amarnath cave shrine and its periphery in south Kashmir Himalayas has been receiving moderate snowfall since last evening. Sheshnag, Mahaguns, Pisso top and Panjterni on
traditional Pahalgam pilgrimage route also experienced light to moderate snowfall. The annual pilgrimage to the cave shrine is scheduled to start in the last week of June this year.
Reports of fresh snowfall were also received from other heights in the Kashmir valley.
All plain areas in the valley, including Srinagar, received rains resulting in cold.