Agence India press
Apr 11, 2011
Srinagar: After few sunny days, rains again lashed Kashmir valley brining down temperatures drastically. People in the city and other major towns have to switch over again to pheran (the traditional cloak) and other woolens to avoid chill.
The incessant rains, reports said also led to an increase in the water level of major rivers including the Jehlum. The rains have also delayed the farming practice in villages of north and south Kashmir.
The seedlings and fruit buds also got damaged in north Kashmir villages due to the incessant rains. Besides these (rains) caused disruption in normal life activities and affected power supply in many areas of North Kashmir.
“A western disturbance is active over Kashmir and rain is expected at many places. Snow fall is also likely to occur at upper reaches of valley,” an official of MET office told Agence India Press.
A minimum temperature in Srinagar has been recorded at 7.1 degree Celsius. At Gulmarg health resort, the minimum fell to minus 1.5, while in south Kashmir’s Pahalgam hill station, it was 3 degrees, the official said. (AIP)
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