MOHD MAJID MALIK

Bhaderwah, Oct 22 (GNS): The higher reaches of Bhaderwah received season’s first snowfall, signaling the early onset of winter on Sunday.

With moderate showers, lightening and winds, weather suddenly took a turn in Bhaderwah area of Chenab valley  as season’s first snowfall was witnessed in higher reaches including Kailash Kund and Sonbhai with the mercury plunging, giving signs of onset of the winter season.

As per the details pouring in  moderate rainfall was witnessed in the evening  hours which continued for over one  hour  bringing an end to the month long dry spell.

According to news agency GNS, besides the rainfall, wind and lightening was also witnessed in some areas. Meanwhile, people in Bhadewrah and other parts of the erstwhile Doda district  have started preparations for upcoming winter season which stretches up to February ending from November and the residents of plains are donning sweaters and jackets to fight cold.

Last week, famous ski-resort of Gulmarg witnessed seasons first snowfall along with upper reaches of Sonmarg, resulting in drop in temperature especially during morning and evening. (GNS)