SONAMARG: Sonamarg in Kashmir's Ganderbal district turned white with the region receiving the season's first snowfall on Wednesday morning.
As Sonamarg and the nearby areas received snowfall, the plains in Kashmir received light rainfall on Tuesday night.
Temperatures in Jammu and Kashmir have been going down drastically with Leh and Kargil witnessing the coldest nights on Tuesday. The temperature at the two stations dipped several degrees below the freezing point even.
Leh recorded a minimum temperature of minus 6.3 degrees Celsius on Monday night and was the coldest place in the state. Kargil recorded a sub-zero temperature as the mercury settled at minus 5.2 degrees Celsius on Monday.
Residents took to social media to share the images of the droolworthy sight.
J&K: Ganderbal's Sonamarg and its surrounding areas received this season’s first snowfall. pic.twitter.com/CpKun1daNI
— ANI (@ANI) November 15, 2017
— Sheikh Junaid (@AfsnownJuni) November 15, 2017
First Snowfall in Kashmir : Pictures of Snowfall at Sonamarg and its Surrounding areas pic.twitter.com/EHmreH3TJj
— Jyoti NS Pachnanda (@PachnandaJyoti) November 15, 2017
Sonamarg this morning. pic.twitter.com/ZI9hyvCl6W
— Sheikh Suhail Bashir (@Sheikh_Suhail) November 15, 2017
The MeT Office has forecast scattered to fairly widespread rainfall till November 18. The expected rainfall would end the prevalent dry spell in the valley which has given rise to ailments like cough and common cold.