First snowfall of the season in Kashmir and Ladakh

The higher reaches of Kashmir and Ladakh received fresh snowfall on Saturday. Due to this, the Srinagar-Leh highway was closed. Although there is light snowfall it is expected to increase in a few days. The famous ski resort Gulmarg in Baramulla district of Kashmir and Sonamarg, the tourist center of central Kashmir, also received mild snow.

According to the Meteorological Department, rain in the low-lying areas while heavy snowfall may occur in the hilly areas for the next two days. The administration has been warned in this regard. Rain and snowfall can affect air services and road traffic.

According to the Meteorological Department, a western disturbance is active near Jammu and Kashmir, which will give snowfall in the mountainous areas and rain in the plains. This will cause a tremendous fall in daytime temperatures and there will be a significant cold knock in the plains.