Heavy rains in plains bring first encounter with winter chill
By: Tariq Shah VOV
As the temperatures dipped on Monday with heavy rains lashing the plains in Kashmir valley, people started looking for woolens and also started looking for the arrangements to welcome winter as the chill has been the first encounter of common people with the coming cold months.
Tourists who are present in large numbers in Srinagar and other parts were seen purchasing the woolens from the shops as they were shivering with the cold.
Similarly common people were seen on the roads wearing the woolens as it is the first departure from the summers. There is lot of chill in the air and the temperatures have dipped suddenly because of the rains.
According to PTI while reporting about the heavy downpour in Kashmir valley it has said in its news report on Monday as follows.
Snow in upper reaches and rainfall in plains has brought the extended summer in Kashmir to an end as the mercury dropped several notches on Monday, officials said.
Snowfall was witnessed at Affarwat in Gulmarg tourist resort and other mountainous areas while rains lashed almost the entire Valley for several hours since Sunday evening, they said.
The maximum temperature recorded in Srinagar on Sunday fell by over two degrees to settle at 24.4 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature on Sunday night was below 10 degrees Celsius.
The downpour has ended an extended summer which saw the maximum day temperature hover around 30 degrees Celsius till the start of October this year.
The weatherman has forecast the possibility of light rain in Kashmir over the next 24 hours with another western disturbance likely to hit the valley on October 16 and 17.
With PTI inputs