Fresh snowfall hits Kashmir’s higher reaches, temperature drops

The higher reaches of the Kashmir Valley were blanketed in a fresh layer of snow on Monday morning,  while the plains received heavy rainfall, causing a noticeable decrease in maximum temperatures.

According to officials, the higher areas of the valley experienced snowfall, while the plains were drenched by heavy rains. The continuous rain and snowfall in areas such as Razdan Top and its surroundings led to the closure of the Bandipora-Gurez Road.

A fresh snowfall has also been recorded on Mughal road. Officials said that the Peer Ki Gali and adjoining areas  along the historic route which connects Kashmir valley with Poonch also experienced the snowfall.

Meanwhile, Metrological Department Jammu and Kashmir has forecasted widespread rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir while snowfall is predicted to occur in higher reaches.

Additionally, rain showers drenched various other parts of the Kashmir valley, resulting in a significant drop in maximum temperatures.

Due to fresh snow accumulation at the Zojila pass, authorities have taken the precaution of closing the Srinagar-Kargil road for traffic movement.

These weather conditions have impacted travel routes and daily life in the region, with both road closures and cooler temperatures being notable effects of the snowfall and rainfall.