Fresh snowfall at Gulmarg, Pahalgam

The famous tourist resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam in Kashmir experienced fresh snowfall, while the intermittent rains continued in other parts of the Valley for the second day Wednesday.

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 25, 2015, 12:51 PM IST

Srinagar: The famous tourist resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam in Kashmir experienced fresh snowfall, while the intermittent rains continued in other parts of the Valley for the second day Wednesday.

The Met department has predicted heavy rains or snow at few places over the next 24 hours.

Gulmarg, the famous ski-resort in north Kashmir and the star attraction for tourists especially skiers from abroad, received 35.6 cm (14 inch) of fresh snow during the night, a MeT spokesman said here.

He said the minimum temperature in the resort went down by over two degrees from minus 0.2 degree Celsius yesterday to settle at minus 2.6 degrees Celsius today.

Pahalgam hill resort in south Kashmir, which serves as the base camp for the annual Amarnath yatra, recorded 9 cm of fresh snow and the mercury there settled at a low of 0.2 degree Celsius  - over a degree down from 1.5 degrees Celsius the previous night, the spokesman said.

He said Kupwara, in north Kashmir, also received 2.5 cm of snowfall during the night and the minimum temperature in the town went down two degrees from 3.1 degrees Celsius yesterday to settle at 1.2 degrees Celsius.

Srinagar continued to receive intermittent rains since yesterday and the city recorded 45.4 mm of rainfall during the night, the spokesman said.

He said Srinagar registered the minimum temperature of 0.4 degree Celsius ? a decrease of over five degrees from 5.9 degrees Celsius the previous night.