Srinagar, parts of north Kashmir receive hailstorm; rain lashes in Gulmarg

SRINAGAR: Hailstorm followed by heavy rain lashed the summer capital, Srinagar and several other parts of north Kashmir on Sunday, resulting in damage to vegetables and fruit crops.

Meanwhile, after witnessing a sunny Sunday, incessant rain lashed world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, about 55 km from here in north Kashmir.

A Met department spokesperson isolated light rain and thundershowers would occur during the next 24 hours in Kashmir valley.

However, he said the weather will turn dry from Monday onwards.

Panic gripped Srinagar, particularly in civil lines and uptown due to strong winds, followed by hailstorm and heavy rain for about half-an-hour. Opening fields, gardens and roads turned white in Srinagar, where the temperature witnessed considerable dip due to hailstorm and incessant rain. Majority of the roads were waterlogged in the city, resulting in difficulties for the pedestrian to move on the roads. (AGENCIES)