The picturesque town of Bhaderwah in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday witnessed the season's first snowfall.

Snowfall was witnessed in Kailash mountain range, Asha Pati, Seoj Dhar, Chattar Gali in the upper reaches of Bhadarwah town, leading to sudden drop in temperature forcing people to wear warm clothes to protect themselves from chilly winds, official said.

Although there was slight drizzle at some places in Bhadarwah town but the unseasonal snowfall in surrounding areas which resulted in the sudden drop of temperature has worried the farmers.

"Our maize and paddy crop is still in the fields and the sudden drop in temperature will spoil the crop," Mohammad Hanif Butt, a resident of Sharekhi village said.

He said that the harvesting of paddy will start after 15 days and for proper ripening of maize and paddy, dry and warm weather is required.

"The sudden fall in temprature can lead to frost which can badly affect the crop," Butt said adding that prolong winter this year has already effected the crop and now unseasonal snowfall can lead to major loss to the farmers.

Source: Press Trust of India