Light snowfall in Kargil hills, weather normal in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Sep 8 (UNI) The upper reaches in the Kargil and Drass, the second coldest place in the world, experienced light snowfall early this morning while weather improved in the Kashmir valley where higher reaches had light snowfall and plains rains yesterday.

A report from Kargil said higher reaches including Nunkun and Tiger hills experienced light snowfall resulting in considerable cold forcing people in Kargil and Drass towns to wear woolens and other warm cloths.

However, security forces guarding the heights remained deployed to foil any infiltration attempt from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK).

Security forces remained positioned throughout the year on the heights, where the temperature dips to minus 40 degrees Celsius during winter, since 1999 when the Pakistani intruders occupied these heights. However, it took about four months to push back the intruders.

The weather in the Kashmir valley was relatively warm today after witnessing severe cold due to light snowfall on the upper reaches yesterday.

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