Higher reaches in Valley receive first snowfall of season

SRINAGAR: Some parts in the higher reaches of Kashmir received the season’s first snowfall Saturday, while the plains were lashed by intermittent rains.

There are reports of light snowfall in some areas, including Zojila Pass on the Srinagar-Leh Highway, an official of the MeT Department said.

He said other parts of the valley were lashed by intermittent rains since Friday.

The snowfall and the rains have brought down the temperature which was otherwise slightly above the normal for this time of the season.

The day temperature in Srinagar hovered around 31 degrees Celsius for the past few weeks which was three degrees above the normal, but due to the recent snowfall and rains, the city registered a maximum temperature of 20.4 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

The MeT Department has forecast isolated rainfall in the valley on Sunday.

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