The minimum temperature in Jammu city appreciated by several notches to settle at 6.2 degrees Celsius against the previous night's 3.5 degrees Celsius, a spokesman of the Meteorological Department (MeT) said.
Clarifying that snowfall of November 3 and 4 will be considered a natural calamity within the SDRF guidelines, the committee observed that early snowfall has not only affected the returns this year, but it is also likely to affect the returns from horticulture crops for the next 2-3 years.
Heavy rains and hailstorms in many parts of the country has increased worries of farmers whose crops are almost ready for the harvest. CMs of Rajasthan, UP, Punjab and Haryana have already addressed the issue.
Intermittent snowfall continued for second day today in Kashmir with the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg recording more than one-and-a-half feet snow, bringing cheer to the local residents and tourists. The MeT department has forecast more snow over the next 24 hours across Kashmir valley.