Photos: Srinagar receives fresh snowfall

Srinagar: After a sunny week, fresh snowfall brought back cold wave-like conditions in Srinagar and other parts of the valley on Saturday.

Srinagar has been witnessing light rains since Friday night followed by light snowfall on Saturday morning.

MeT Director Sonam Lotus said that there will be a slight improvement in weather from Sunday evening.

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Srinagar recorded a low of 4.7°C against 8.0°C on the previous night. Similarly, Qazigund recorded a low of 2.2°C against 5.7°C on the previous night while the gateway town of the valley had 23.2mm of rainfall during the time.

The mercury settled at 0.3°C at Pahalgam against 3.0°C on the earlier night while the famous tourist resort had 18.5mm of rainfall during the time, an MeT official said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 0.1°C against 5.2°C on the previous night and had a rainfall of 31.4mm.

The minimum temperature settled at 0.7°C in Kupwara against 4.4°C on the previous night even as the northern Kashmir the district recorded rainfall of 45.4mm, the highest anywhere during the time, the official said.

Meanwhile, Srinagar-Jammu national highway remained suspended for vehicular movement on Saturday due to landslides and shooting stone at many places of Ramban district.

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