Srinagar, Dec 7: Tourist resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam today received fresh snowfall while many parts of the Kashmir Valley, including the summer capital here, were lashed by rains since early morning.
The Gulmarg resort in north Kashmir had received three inches of snow and 4 mm of rainfall till 8 AM, a MeT official said.
The minimum night temperature in Gulmarg was a freezing minus four degrees Celsius, the official said.
While, the tourist resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir also received one centimetre snowfall and 4.6 mm of rainfall, he said.
The official said more rainfall and snow is expected in a day.
In Srinagar, the night temperature appreciated by 3.5 degrees as rainfall began in the wee hours today.
Srinagar had received 2.7 mm rainfall and the overnight minimum temperature had increased to 1.7 degrees Celsius, compared to minus 1.8 degrees Celsius yesterday.
Rainfall and snow has brought a respite from the dry weather conditions and the freezing temperature which had prevailed in the Valley over the past fortnight.
The gateway town of Qazigund in south Kashmir witnessed an increase of six degrees in minimum temperature, as compared to yesterday, as the mercury there settled at a low of 3.2 degrees Celsius, the official said.
Qazigund received 4.6 mm rainfall, he said.
However, the remote town of Leh in Ladakh region continues to witness freezing chill as the minimum temperature there plunged to minus 10.6 degrees Celsius and in the adjoining Kargil town the minimum overnight temperature was recorded at minus 7.2 degrees Celsius.