After driest Chillai Kalan, Kashmir receives light rains

After driest Chillai Kalan, Kashmir receives light rains
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Kaiser Majeed

Srinagar: Kashmir’s higher reaches on Tuesday received fresh snowfall while as the plains recorded light rains breaking the long dry spell in the valley.
The fresh precipitation has raised the minimum temperatures and local meteorological department has predicted light rainfall and snow at isolated places over next 24 hours.
“Light rain and snow would occur at isolated places”, MeT spokesman said.
A traffic official said that due to moderate to heavy snowfall in north Kashmir, roads leading to mountainous areas have been closed.
“Due to snow, roads leading towards Machhil, Keran and Karnah have been closed”, he said.
The summer capital of the state recorded a minimum temperature of 2.2 degree Celsius during the previous night and maximum of 8.8 degree Celsius in the day.
Jammu recorded a minimum temperature of 8.6 degree Celsius and maximum of 22.4 degree Celsius.
Leh recorded a minimum temperature of minus 11.9 degree Celsius and maximum of 5.6 degree Celsius.
Kargil recorded a minimum temperature of minus 15.0 degree Celsius and maximum of 2.0 degree Celsius.
Tourist destination Gulmarg recorded minimum temperature of minus 4.6 degree Celsius and maximum of 2.2 degree Celsius.
Gulmarg received light snowfall while as in Srinagar it rained 1.2mm, Pahalgam 0.8mm, Kupwara 2.3mm and Gulmarg 3.8mm.

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