SNOW IN KASHMIR
Kashmir Valley and part of Jammu division received moderate to heavy snowfall while winter capital of J&K received over 80mm of rainfall since overnight, officials said. The weatherman has forecasted more snowfall in next few hours and has issued an orange color weather warning. An official of the MeT department told GNS that Srinagar recorded snowfall of 9cms in last 24 hours till 0830 hours today. native advertising The summer capital of J&K, he said, recorded a low of 0.2°C against previous night’s 2.6°C. It was 2.1°C above normal for this time of the year in Srinagar, he said. Kashmir is presently under the grip of 40-day long harshest period of winter, known locally as ‘Chillai Kalan, which started from December 21. It is followed by a 20-day long ‘Chillai Khurd’ and a 10-day-long ‘Chilla Bachha’. Gulmarg, had 32 cms (13 inches) of fresh snowfall during the time and recorded a low of minus 4.6°C against minus 5.5°C on the previous night at the world famous resort, he said.