Kashmir Valley receives snow, rain

Higher reaches of the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday received snowfall while parts of the region recorded light to moderate rains, a MeT official said.

Last Updated: Nov 09, 2011, 13:22 PM IST

Srinagar: Higher reaches of the Kashmir Valley
on Wednesday received snowfall while parts of the region recorded
light to moderate rains, a MeT official said here.

Higher mountainous reaches of the Kashmir Valley,
including those surrounding the Gulmarg resort, have
experienced snowfall, he said.

Light to moderate rainfall was received in most parts of
the Kashmir Valley with North Kashmir`s Kupwara town recording
the maximum 19.2 mm rainfall, he said.

The skiing resort of Gulmarg, in North Kashmir`s Baramulla
district, which continues to freeze under sub-zero
temperatures, received 4.6 mm rainfall, the MeT official said.

The minimum temperature in Gulmarg was recorded at minus
2.3 degrees Celsius.

Srinagar received 1.1 mm rainfall and the tourist resort
of Pahalgam received 1.6 mm rainfall, he added.

Kashmir witnesses four months of chilling winter season,
beginning November with day temperatures frequently slipping
below the freezing point.

PTI