Srinagar: The higher reaches of Kashmir received light snowfall on Sunday evening while rains lashed plains bringing down the temperatures. The weather is expected to improve on Tuesday.
As per Director Meteorological Department Srinagar, Sonam Lotus, "A weak Western Disturbance is most likely to affect J&K during 10th night to 12th forenoon. Under the influence of this weather system, light rain/snow (over higher reaches) most likely at scattered places of Kashmir especially over North Kashmir and at isolated places of Jammu during above period.
“Weather most likely to remain generally cloudy on 11-12th in both Jammu and Kashmir. There's no forecast of any Heavy Rain/Snow. Thereafter, mainly dry weather is expected till 18th," the forecast said.
Following the effect of Western Disturbance, there was a dip in temperatures across Kashmir on Sunday.
Srinagar recorded maximum temperature of 24.4 degrees Celsius, down from 26.9 degrees Celsius the previous day.
At the tourist resort of Gulmarg, the maximum temperature settled at 15.8 degrees Celsius compared to 17.5 degrees Celsius the day earlier.
The day temperature in Qazigund, in south Kashmir, settled at a high of 27.4 degrees Celsius while it remained 26.2 degrees Celsius in Kupwara.