Fresh light snowfall on upper reaches in Kashmir, Kargil

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Srinagar, Sep 17 (UNI) People in the Kashmir valley and Kargil were forced to wear woollens following fresh light snowfall on the upper reaches, while the plains received light intermittent rains since early this morning.

A UNI report from Kargil said nearby heights in the border town received light snowfall and weather was cloudy, resulting in considerable cold.

People were seen wearing warm clothes because of icy cold winds sweeping the entire area.

Light snowfall was also experienced on the upper reaches in Drass, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, where the minimum temperature dips to minus 40 degrees Celsius at some places during winter.

The upper reaches in the Kashmir valley, including holy Amarnath cave and its periphery, also received about six inches to one foot of fresh snowfall since last night. Reports of light snowfall were also received from Panjtherni, Mahaguns, Pisso Top and Sheshnag.

Srinagar city and its adjoining areas received light intermittent rains. People, including schoolchildren, were seen wearing woollen and other warm clothes.

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