Rain and snowfall have started in many parts of Jammu and Kashmir. There has been snowfall in Gulmarg and Chinani area of Udhampur. Due to this, the cold has increased in the entire state.
Snowfall has been occurring in many areas of Kashmir since Sunday morning. After snowfall in Gulmarg, it is getting cold in the valley. Rain has started in other areas including Chinaini of Jammu division. Due to this, suddenly the cold weather has started in the division. The Meteorological Center Srinagar had warned of rain and snowfall in the state on Sunday.
Traffic on national highways in the valley is expected to be affected due to snowfall. Meanwhile, the valley is in the grip of cold wave. There is dry winter in Jammu division. There may be more snowfall in the mountainous areas of Pir Panjal in Jammu division. However, the weather remained clear in the state on Saturday.
Pahalgam was the coldest place with the minimum temperature being minus 2.0 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature in Srinagar was minus 0.7 degrees. The minimum temperature in Gulmarg was recorded at minus 1.2 degree Celsius. The maximum temperature in Jammu division was 25.7 degrees Celsius and the minimum was 13.4 degrees Celsius. Katra recorded a maximum temperature of 21.0 and a minimum temperature of 11.7 degrees Celsius. The cold will increase further due to rain and snowfall.