Snowfall in hills, rains lash Valley

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SRINAGAR: Upper reaches of Kashmir including Kangdoori in Gulmarg received season’s first snowfall bringing chill to the Valley.

An official said that the upper reaches of hills in Kashmir received season’s first snowfall and plains of the Valley were lashed by heavy rains this evening.

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Earlier, Weatherman today said that there was a possibility of light snow over higher reaches of Gulmarg, Gurez and Tulail area of Baramulla and Bandipora districts along with Sonamarg and Drass during next 4-6 hours.

“As expected a feeble Western Disturbance has approached J&K on October 10. Under its influence, light rain over plains of North Western parts of Kashmir valley (Tangdar, Kupwara, Handwara, Bandipora, Uri, Baramulla and central Kashmir) and Poonch districts and adjoining areas of Jammu Division is occurring as per current radar and satellite images,” a MeT official said.

“(There is) possibility of light snow over higher reaches of Gulmarg, Gurez and Tulail area of Bandipora district, Sonamarg and Drass during next 4-6 hours,” he said adding, “Moderate gusty winds with thunder and lightening over these places is also expected.”