Wednesday, Feb 20 2019 | Time 00:40 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Cabinet approves Cadre Review of 8 organised Group 'A' Services in Railways
  • Shivaji Jayanti : 14-feet turban of Shivaji made by 100 metres cloth to commemorate warrior
States » North Share

Gulmarg, other upper reaches receive fresh snow; rain lashes plains in Kashmir

Gulmarg, other upper reaches receive fresh snow; rain lashes plains in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 12 (UNI) World famous ski resort of Gulmarg and other upper reaches received fresh snowfall while rain lashed plains in Kashmir valley, resulting in dip in the day temperature.



Meanwhile, the night temperature dipped and settled below normal at majority of the places in Kashmir valley, where wet weather is predicted during the next three days.



A Met department spokesperson told UNI that widespread rain and snow would occur during the next three days under the influence of a Western Disturbance (WD), which is active in the region.



After witnessing bright sunshine during the last two days, Gulmarg, where ski slopes are covered under several feet of snow, received fresh about six inches of snowfall since Tuesday evening. “Gulmarg received fresh about six inches of snow since this evening. Tourists are enjoying as for some it is the first snowfall of their life. They are enjoying various snow related activities, including skiing,” a hotelier told UNI over the phone.



He said Kongdori and Apharwat, the highest point of the cable car project in Gulmarg, also received light to moderate snowfall. The night temperature at the ski resort improved and settled at minus 5 degree, against minus 7 degree recorded on Monday. The temperature was about a degree above normal.



Meanwhile, world famous health resort of Pahalgam, about 100 km from here in south Kashmir, also received fresh light snowfall since this evening, resulting in dip in the day temperature. Against minus 2.6 degree recorded on Monday, the night temperature at Pahalgam was minus 3.9 degree, which is still about a degree above normal.



The upper reaches in Pahalgam, including Chandanwari, the last motorable halting station for Amarnath cave shrine on the traditional yatra route, also received fresh light to moderate snowfall. Amarnath cave shine and its periphery, besides Sheshnag, Mahagung, Pisso top and Panjterni, also received moderate to heavy snowfall.



After witnessing a slight dip in the night temperature, people woke up to a chilly Tuesday morning in the summer capital, Srinagar. As the days progressed, rain lashed the summer capital in the evening, resulting in dip in the maximum temperature, which settled about 3 degree below normal.



The spokesperson said that moderate rain and snow would occur during the next 24 hours in Srinagar, where the maximum and minimum temperature will be around 5 degree and zero degree.



Fresh snowfall was also witnessed at various places, including Qazigund and Jawahar Tunnel on Srinagar-Jammu national highway, which remained through for one-way traffic. The mercury at Qazigund, gateway to the valley, Kupwara in north Kashmir, dipped and settled at minus 3.2 degree and minus 4.4 degree, respectively.

UNI ABS ASM RHK 2108

More News
War against terrorism to be fought unitedly:Jitendra

War against terrorism to be fought unitedly:Jitendra

19 Feb 2019 | 11:32 PM

Jammu, Feb 19 (UNI) Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said the war against terrorism has to be fought unitedly by all.

 Sharesee more..

UP may create new record of sugarcane production: Shahi

19 Feb 2019 | 11:24 PM

Lucknow ,Feb 19 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Agriculture minister Surya Pratap Shahi on Tuesday claimed that in this season sugar production may create a new record of 12 million tonnes of sugar production.

 Sharesee more..

J&K Govt transfers 10 IAS, 24 KAS officers

19 Feb 2019 | 11:15 PM

ADMINISTRATION-JK-RESHUFFLE
Jammu, Feb 19 (UNI) Ahead of Lok Sabha Polls, Jammu and Kashmir Government on Tuesday ordered transfer and adjustment of 10 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and 24 Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS)officers, an official statement said.

 Sharesee more..
Jammu Violence: Curfew relaxation passes off peacefully in Jammu; class 8th, 9th exams postponed

Jammu Violence: Curfew relaxation passes off peacefully in Jammu; class 8th, 9th exams postponed

19 Feb 2019 | 10:58 PM

Jammu, Feb 19 (UNI) Life returned to normal as the curfew relaxation in parts of Jammu district on Tuesday passed off peacefully while examinations of class eighth and ninth standards scheduled for Wednesday have been postponed in Jammu district.

 Sharesee more..

On Guru Ravi Dass Jayanti, Farooq bats for promotion of peace, eschew tendencies of hate

19 Feb 2019 | 10:53 PM

Jammu, Feb 19 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday called for imbibing the spirit of love, compassion, peace and harmony as professed by every religion and preached by great saints and seers all their life, saying need for this is more now than ever before, as the society is ridden with hate and intolerance.

 Sharesee more..
image