SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory received widespread light to moderate snowfall in the last 24 hours which affected the normal life in the valley. The land and air traffic was also badly hit.
Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir received season’s first snowfall while higher reaches were lashed by heavy snowfall during this period.
The Meteorological Department office on Saturday forecast dry and generally cloudy weather in J&K and Ladakh Union Territories.
Srinagar recorded minus 0.1 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam minus 5.9 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature while Gulmarg recorded the coldest night of the season at minus 11.0 degrees Celsius.
Jammu recorded 6.6 degrees Celsius and Katra 5.8 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature while Batote, Banihal and Bhaderwah recorded minus 1.3 degrees Celsius, minus 0.2 degrees Celsius and minus 0.6 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature.
Kargil recorded minus 8.4 degrees Celsius and Leh recorded minus 12.0 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature.