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Jammu and Kashmir shakes as areas witness new snowfall: in photos

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Kashmir saw moderate snowfall in most places on Tuesday. The snowfall started in Srinagar around 7 am, several hours after it started in the neighboring districts of Budgam and Pulwama, authorities said.

The weather at the Vaishno Devi shrine remained cloudy with intermittent bouts of rain earlier in the day, authorities said.

The weather at the Vaishno Devi shrine remained cloudy with intermittent bouts of rain earlier in the day, authorities said. (Photo HT)

The Kulgam and Anantnag districts in southern Kashmir also witnessed snowfall on Monday morning. The Gulmarg ski resort in northern Kashmir recorded seven inches of fresh snowfall, while the Pahalgam station in the south and the Sonamarg station in central Kashmir received about three to four inches of snow each, they said. The authorities.

The famous Mata Vaishno Devi cave sanctuary high in the Trikuta Hills in Jammu and the Reasi district of Kashmir witnessed its first snowfall this season on Sunday.

The famous Mata Vaishno Devi cave sanctuary high in the Trikuta Hills in Jammu and the Reasi district of Kashmir witnessed its first snowfall this season on Sunday. (Photo HT)

Gurez, in northern Kashmir, recorded three inches of fresh snow, authorities said. There are also reports of snowfall in other areas in the upper reaches of the Valley. The area around the Jawahar Tunnel on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway also received snowfall.

The mercury in the Pahalgam resort in southern Kashmir settled at minus 3 degrees Celsius.

The mercury in the Pahalgam resort in southern Kashmir settled at minus 3 degrees Celsius. (Photo HT)

Officials said the minimum temperature in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, was 0 degrees Celsius on Monday night.

Tourists visit Patnitop after a snowfall in the Union Territory.

Tourists visit Patnitop after a snowfall in the Union Territory. (ANI photo)

The snowfall before the new year has caused many domestic tourists and locals to rush to Gulmarg and Pahalgam. Gulmarg saw more than 1,200 domestic tourist arrivals on Monday, while more than 2,500 locals from various parts of the valley were also at the ski resort.

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