Srinagar, Nov 22 : World famous ski resort of Gulmarg and other upper reaches received fresh light to heavy snowfall while rain lashed plains in Kashmir valley on Friday, resulting in further dip in the maximum temperature.
However, the night temperature settled above normal at majority of the places in the valley, where there is prediction of wet weather during the next 24 hours.
A Met department spokesperson told UNI that light to heavy snowfall would occur in the upper reaches while widespread light to moderate rain and thundershowers would occur during the next 24 hours in the valley under the influence of a Western Disturbance (WD), which is active in the region.
He said Kupwara and Baramulla will be the most affected districts, which will receive moderate to heavy snowfall during the next 24 hours.
The spokesperson said that the WD has also reached to south and central Kashmir and would result in light to moderate snowfall in upper reaches and rain in plains.
Gulmarg, about 55 km from here in north Kashmir, received over 6 inches of fresh snow, resulting in further dip in the day temperature. Kongdori and Apharwat, the highest point of the cable car project in Gulmarg, also received moderate to heavy snowfall. “Despite snow since early this morning, the tourists are out on ski slopes, which are already covered under several feet of snow, enjoying different activities,” a hotelier told UNI over the phone.
He said with the snowfall, people associated with tourism are expecting more tourists to come to Gulmarg, which is famous for its ski slopes and the quality of snow.
The Met spokesperson told UNI that moderate to heavy rain would occur during the next 24 hours in Srinagar.
World famous health resort of Pahalgam, about 100 km from here in south Kashmir, has received rain since wee hours on Friday.
However, the upper reaches in Pahalgam, including Chandanwari, received very light snowfall. Amarnath cave shine and its periphery, besides Sheshnag, Mahagung, Pisso top and Panjterni, also received light to moderate snowfall. (UNI)