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Posted at: Jun 12, 2019, 12:11 PM; last updated: Jun 12, 2019, 12:11 PM (IST)

Rain in J&K plains, unprecedented snow in Sonamarg

Rain in J&K plains, unprecedented snow in Sonamarg
Fresh, unprecedented snow occurred in June in Baltal and Sonamarg areas of north Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Wednesday. Tribune file

Srinagar, June 12

Unprecedented fresh snow occurred on Wednesday in Baltal and Sonamarg hill stations while heavy rain over the past 24 hours inundated low-lying areas in the Valley.

Fresh, unprecedented snow occurred in June in Baltal and Sonamarg areas of north Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Wednesday.

Reports of fresh snow have also come from the Zojila Pass and Drass town of Kargil district.

Authorities are constantly monitoring the situation and have kept all staff connected with flood and emergency duties on high alert.

Reports from Baramulla district said some portions of the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road had been submerged at Hanjiwaira.

Many apple orchards in low-lying areas have been inundated by flash floods in Baramulla and Bandipora districts.

Flash floods have also hit Sukhnag Nullah in Badgam district.

Weather office has forecast improvement in weather conditions later in the day.

“Weather will start improving from Wednesday evening. We are expecting sunny weather from Thursday in the Valley. Minimum temperature was 10.5 degrees Celsius in Srinagar, 6.6 in Pahalgam and 5 degrees in Gulmarg.

“Leh town of Ladakh division recorded 8 as the minimum temperature,” officials of the MET department said.

IANS

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