Fresh snowfall breaks Kashmir’s longest dry spell


Srinagar, Fresh snowfall and rains in Kashmir on Tuesday broke the five-month long dry spell. The weatherman has predicted light snowfall in Srinagar on intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday as weather is likely to improve from Thursday morning.

Since Tuesday morning several upper reaches of Kashmir witnessed fresh snowfall while as plains received rains. The snowfall and the rains broke five month long dry spell in Kashmir.

The rains and snow, weatherman said, would result in slight increase in minimum (night) temperatures while as days would be colder.

The Director, MET, Sonam Lotus while talking to CNS  said that weather would improve from Thursday morning. Lotus said that there would be another spell of rains and snow on January 6 and 7.

The MET officials said that ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district recorded about five inches of snowfall since wee hours of Tuesday. They said about one feet of snow was recorded in the peripheral areas of the resort, including Khilanmarg, Kongdoori and Apparwath.

The snowfall at the ski-resort delighted the visitors who had arrived in Gulmarg on the new year eve.