Rain lashes parts of Kashmir, Sonmarg, Gurez receives fresh snowfall

Gurez and some other upper reaches, including tourist resort of Sonmarg, received fresh snowfall on Thursday while rain lashed other parts of Kashmir valley, resulting in considerable dip in the maximum temperature.

A Met department spokesperson told a news agency fairly widespread rain and thundershowers would occur in Kashmir valley during the next 48 hours under the influence of a Western Disturbance (WD), which is active in the region.

Much to the surprise, Gurez sector of Kashmir’s Bandipora district, received light to moderate snow since this afternoon, resulting in dip in the maximum temperature, which settled several degrees below normal.