Kashmir: Since January 1, 18,500 tourists have come to the snow-laden Kashmir. India News – Times of India – India Times English News

Srinagar: Heavy snowfall in the district Kashmir According to official estimates, it has attracted 18,500 tourists since January 1. The Kashmir Valley received heavy to moderate snowfall on Friday along with Gulmarg. Pahalgam And there is about 4 feet of snow in Sonmarg. Srinagar also received fresh snowfall.
The mercury drops to -5 degree Celsius at night in Gulmarg, where around 3,000 tourists have come to enjoy the snow and ski. Pahalgam also sees heavy footfall, which attracts around 1,700 visitors. According to official figures, all hotels in both the places are fully booked for more than a month.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday issued a red alert for heavy to very heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir. The weather system may affect surface and air transport, mainly on Saturday, an IMD official said, adding, “It may cause avalanches/landslides in vulnerable places.”
From January 9 (Sunday) morning, the situation will gradually improve. met up with The office has warned people not to venture into avalanche prone areas and urged them to follow traffic advisories besides maintaining proper ventilation in their rooms.
On Friday, Leh in Ladakh recorded a temperature of 1.5 degree Celsius against Thursday night’s -7.6 degree Celsius. Kargil The minimum temperature was recorded at -9.8 degrees Celsius, while Drass recorded -12.4 degrees Celsius, the official said. An IMD official said that Srinagar received 3.1 mm of rain in the last 24 hours till 8.30 am on Friday. The day temperature was recorded at 2.6 degree Celsius as against Thursday night’s 0.3 degree Celsius.
Gulmarg recorded a minimum temperature of -5.5 degrees Celsius, as against -3.4 degrees Celsius on Thursday night. South Kashmir’s famous skiing destination Pahalgam, which received 0.4 cm of fresh snowfall, recorded a minimum of -0.4 degrees Celsius on Friday, up from -0.8 degrees Celsius the previous night.
He said Qazigund received 4.6 mm of rain in the last 24 hours, while the main city of Kashmir recorded a minimum temperature of 0.4 degrees Celsius, the same as the previous night. North Kashmir’s Kupwara town recorded a minimum temperature of 0.8 degrees Celsius against 0 degrees Celsius on Thursday night. JammuWith 4.6 mm of rain, the minimum temperature was recorded at 11.1 degrees Celsius, which is eight degrees higher than Thursday night.
Since December 21, 2021, Kashmir is going through the harshest winter period of 40 days, locally known as “Chillai Kalan”. This period is followed by a 20-day “Chillai Khurd” and a 10-day “Chillai Bachha”.