Gulmarg, Sonamarg receive fresh snowfall, rains lash plains

Srinagar: Sonamarg and the world famous ski-resort Gulmarg received a fresh snowfall on Friday while the rains lashed plains of Kashmir.

Gulmarg and Sonamarg were among the few areas which witnessed light snowfall under the influence of a Western Disturbance that affected J&K from today, weatherman said.

Despite cloudy skies across most parts of Jammu division, temperatures remained relatively high, with Jammu recording a minimum temperature of 18.8 degrees Celsius and Srinagar at 9.8 degrees Celsius.

Director MeT, Dr Mukhtar Ahmad said that on March 31st, partly to generally cloudy with intermittent light rain and snow is expected at few places.

From April 1 to 5, the weather would remain generally dry weather with possibility of light rain at isolated places on April 3.
According to MeT advisory, farmers have been advised to suspend farm operations till 31st March.

There is possibility of landslides, mudslides and shooting stones during above period, the advisory reads, adding that thunderstorm, lightning activity with possibility of Hailstorm & Gusty winds is expected during 29 & 30th March.

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