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Fresh snowfall in higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir, rains lash Srinagar

Director of the Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus said moderate snowfall is expected in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir and some places of Ladakh including Drass, Zanskar and Zojilla in Kargil district and Khardongla and Changla in Leh district of Ladakh region.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: November 22, 2019 7:03 IST

Higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir, including the famous ski resort of Gulmarg, received fresh snowfall on Thursday. According to the weather department, the snowfall in the region started in the high altitude areas of the valley and parts of Jammu region this afternoon. Meanwhile, Srinagar was lashed by rains after overcast conditions during most part of the day, the weather department said.

Gulmarg resort, the attraction for tourists visiting the valley during winter, recorded four inches of snowfall, a spokesperson of the metrological department said.

Light snowfall was witnessed in the upper reaches of the north, central and south Kashmir and parts of Jammu region including Pir Ki Gali along the Mughal road.

The road connecting the border districts of Poonch and Rajouri with south Kashmir was closed for vehicular traffic on November 5 following heavy snowfall in most parts of Kashmir and the high altitude areas of Jammu.

Director of the Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus said moderate snowfall is expected in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir and some places of Ladakh including Drass, Zanskar and Zojilla in Kargil district and Khardongla and Changla in Leh district of Ladakh region.

"Significant improvement is likely from Friday afternoon and thereafter the weather is likely to remain mainly dry till November end, barring a light snowfall in high altitude areas on November 27," he said.

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