Kashmir Valley including Srinagar received light rains while some plains and higher reaches had light to moderate snowfall since overnight, officials said on Tuesday.
Amid cloud cover, the night mercury increased across J-K and Ladakh with only three weather stations set up by the meteorological department here recording below sub-zero temperature.
A meteorological department official said that Srinagar received 0.2mm of rain in last 24 hours till 0830 hours while the summer capital of the J-K recorded a low of 1.1°C against last night’s 1.0°C.
Kashmir is presently under the grip of 40-day long harshest period of winter, known locally as ‘Chillai Kalan, which started from December 21. It is followed by a 20-day long ‘Chillai Khurd’ and a 10-day-long ‘Chilla Bachha’.
For next 24 hours, the weatherman has forecast isolated very light rain or snow over Jammu and Kashmir with “mist/fog over the plains of Jammu division.”
The weatherman has said that there was no forecast of any major rain or snow till the end of January in J-K.
“There will fairly widespread light to moderate rain/snow on January 19th,” the official added.