Winter knocks on Kashmir doors; 1st snow in Gulmarg 2017 2018

Reports said Amarnath cave shrine and its periphery, Sheshnag, Mahagunas, Pisso Top and Panjtarni also had light snowfall.

With the season’s first snowfall at ski resort Gulmarg and other higher reaches on Sunday, a sudden dip in temperature was recorded across Kashmir. The snowfall in higher reaches lead to a drop in temperature by 2 degrees Celsius in Srinagar as day temperature on Sunday settled at 22.6. Director MeT, Sonam Lotus, told that weather was expected to improve from Monday.
“Sunday’s snowfall in higher reaches was light. As a result of the feeble low pressure system, the already unstable atmosphere has witnessed a sudden dip,” Lotus said. “Temperature will improve Monday onwards and no rainfall is expected in the plains as of now.”

Winter knocks on Kashmir doors; 1st snow in Gulmarg
Reports said Amarnath cave shrine and its periphery, Sheshnag, Mahagunas, Pisso Top and Panjtarni also had light snowfall.

With the season’s first snowfall at ski resort Gulmarg and other higher reaches on Sunday, a sudden dip in temperature was recorded across Kashmir. The snowfall in higher reaches lead to a drop in temperature by 2 degrees Celsius in Srinagar as day temperature on Sunday settled at 22.6. Director MeT, Sonam Lotus, told Greater Kashmir that weather was expected to improve from Monday.
“Sunday’s snowfall in higher reaches was light. As a result of the feeble low pressure system, the already unstable atmosphere has witnessed a sudden dip,” Lotus said. “Temperature will improve Monday onwards and no rainfall is expected in the plains as of now.”

Zojila and its nearby areas – PaniMatha and Captain Mode – on Srinagar-Leh highway also received season’s first snowfall late Sunday afternoon. Officials said the snowfall was light and did not affect the traffic movement.
Reports said Amarnath cave shrine and its periphery, Sheshnag, Mahagunas, Pisso Top and Panjtarni also had light snowfall.
While Sunday’s snowfall was light, people associated with tourism said it has raised hopes for them for the revival of tourist footfalls which nosedived during past few years. “The season for the snowfall has started, we are quite upbeat and hopeful it will attract tourists in the coming months,” said a hotelier in Gulmarg.

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