Rains lash plains, Fresh snowfall in upper reaches

The upper reaches of the Valley including the famous ski resort of Gulmarg experienced fresh snowfall on Tuesday while plains including Srinagar were lashed by rains.
A weather department official said ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir, Shopian in south Kashmir and upper reaches of Banihal, Jawahar Tunnel, Ramban and Patnitop areas experienced fresh snowfall today.
Srinagar and other plains of the Valley experienced rainfall, he said.
The Weather department has predicted widespread rain or snow at many places till weekend under the influence of Western Disturbance which hit the region today and expected to remain active till March
The day temperature in Srinagar dropped by almost four degrees today to settle at 10.6 degrees Celsius, the weather department official said.
He said the city recorded a low of 4.3 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal owing to cloud cover.
He said the minimum temperature recorded at Gulmarg was – four degrees Celsius, making it the coldest place in the Valley.
While Kargil in Ladakh region was the coldest recorded place in the state with a minimum of minus 10.1 degrees Celsius, Leh witnessed a low of minus 6.9 degrees Celsius, the official said.

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