Srinagar: Life remained affected in the Kashmir valley, where the higher reaches received fresh snowfall during the past 24 hours while plains, including the summer capital of Srinagar which also experienced rains and snowfall.
A Met department spokesman said moderate rain or snow would occur at a few places over Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.
However, he said, people will get some respite from the chilly winds as the maximum and minimum will be above normal tomorrow.
The world famous ski resort of Gulmarg recorded about two feet of fresh snowfall since Friday evening. However, there was considerable drop in the minimum temperature this morning when it dropped to minus 11.4 degree Celsius against yesterday’s minus 6 degree.
The upper reaches, including Affarwat and Kongdori, which is connected by cable car, Khilanmarg and other heights in Gulmarg sector, recorded very heavy snowfall.
The Disaster Management has warned of snow avalanches in the sector.
Heavy to very heavy snowfall was experienced in the upper reaches including Keran, Karnah, Machil, Tangdhar, Sadhna and Razdan passes.
Snowfall was also recorded at Damhal Hanjipora, Kulgam, Kulan, Charar-i-Sharief, Yusmarg, Kupwara, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulan, Vailo and Tral.
Qazigund, the gateway of Kashmir on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway also recorded more than a feet of fresh snowfall.
Met spokesman said there would be some repite from the cold for the people in Srinagar tomorrow when the maximum and minimum temperature will improve.
He said sky will remain generally cloudy tomorrow but the maximum will be around 8 degree and minimum 0 degree, both above normal.
The city experienced fresh snowfall last evening followed by intermittent rains, resulting a drop in the day temperature today.
People in Ladakh region woke up to yet another cold morning after the minimum temperature dropped.
Against minus 5.8 degree yesterday, the minimum was minus 7 degree at Leh, while it was 10.2 degree against minus 8 degree yesterday. (KMW NEWS)