Snowfall in Kashmir brings down mercury

Srinagar: Fresh snowfall in the higher reaches and rains in the plains on Tuesday brought down the night temperature in Jammu and Kashmir.

Jammu city recorded the minimum temperature of 15.7 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. It was 15.8 in Katra, 8.7 in Bannihal, 10.7 in Batote and 9.2 in Bhaderwah towns of Jammu region.

Early winter has set in Kashmir Valley due to a western disturbance that remained active for four days in Jammu and Kashmir towards the end of October.

People have started protecting themselves from the cold weather by wearing woollen clothes.

Some of the tourists who come to the valley during this period especially to see the snow in the ski resort of Gulmarg are enjoying the not-so-harsh cold here.

“It is a great visual relief to see snow covered mountains all around when you land in Gulmarg. One should not miss this thrill,” said 32-year-old tourist, Meenakshi.

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