Snowy spring for Jammu and Kashmir

Despite it being spring, parts of India and Pakistan have just seen another blast of wintry weather.

    Snow covering the foothills of the Himalayas [GALLO/GETTY]

    It may be spring for the Northern Hemisphere, but it is still very cold for some spots.

    Parts of India and Pakistan have seen heavy snowfall in the last few days, in fact some areas are reported to be over 20cm deep.

    The remote town of Karnah was cut off as the snow was so heavy on the Sadhna Pass.

    The wintry weather was accompanied by a temperature drop of six or seven degrees.

    A few days ago it felt like spring in the region, but now the winter clothes have been pulled out of the cupboard once more.

    The snow is needed in the region to keep the river levels high, but with such a large amount of snow falling so late in the season, there is a risk that this will lead to flooding.

    The weather is now clearing and the temperatures are shooting back up, this means the snow will all melt simultaneously, and could lead to flooding.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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