Kashmir Valley receives fresh snowfall, rains

Srinagar, January 25 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, most parts of Kashmir Valley and Bhaderwah tehsil of Doda district of Jammu region received fresh snowfall in the last 24 hours.

According to Kashmir Media Service, while it was snowing or raining in Kashmir Valley and Jammu, the minimum temperature recorded an increase but stayed below the freezing point at most places of Valley.

A meteorological department official in Srinagar told the media that in the 24 hours till 0830 hours, Srinagar received 1 cm of snow, Qazigund 11cm, Pahalgam 16.2cm, Kokernag 14.5cm, Gulmarg 21cm and Bhaderwah 7cm. he said Kupwara had 12.7mm of rain, Jammu 3.3mm, Banihal 25.5cm, Batote 39.8mm, Katra 21.2mm, and Kathua 15.8mm.

He said intermittent light rain/snow was likely to continue at many places and reduce thereafter gradually by late afternoon.

Kashmir valley is under the grip of Chillai Kalan, the 40-day long harsh winter period that started on December 21.

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