Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, on Saturday received the season's first snowfall. Cold wave like conditions gripped the Valley due to continuous downpour. PTI
The snowfall, which began in the higher reaches of the Valley on Thursday, has considerably brought down the maximum temperature in Kashmir. Srinagar recorded a maximum temperature of 8.6 degrees Celsius, which is at least 10 degrees below the norm for this time of the year. PTI
Where life went on as usual in many parts of Jammu and Kashmir, people in other parts of the state faced difficulty. A football field is seen covered with snow in Srinagar. Twitter/@IndianFootball
The state also reported flooding of roads, particularly in most parts of Srinagar. The snowfall has also caused massive damage to apple orchards, causing huge losses to apple farmers. PTI
However, the state's tourism industry is upbeat that a good snowfall this winter will boost the arrivals to the Valley, specifically those who visit for skiing and other winter activities. PTI
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