Gulmarg, Sonamarg receive fresh snowfall

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Srinagar, 11 January: Higher reaches of Kashmir valley including tourist resorts of Gulmarg and Sonamarg received a fresh snowfall while plains including Srinagar were lashed by rains on Wednesday.

Meteorological Centre Srinagar said that it was currently snowing at Sonamarg, Gulmarg and other higher reaches of Kashmir valley while light rain in plains of North & central Kashmir coupled with cloudy and fog in plains of Jammu.

The MeT office has also issued an advisory that during January 11-12 the weather may affect surface transportation, especially over higher reaches.

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, had a low of 3.5 degree Celsius against 1.8 degree Celsius recorded the previous night. It was 5.6 degrees above normal during this period of the season. Srinagar also received 0.3mm rainfall during the past 24 hours.