SRINAGAR: Kashmir Valley witnessed light to moderate rainfall on Monday, with the Meteorological department predicting an improvement in the weather from April 6.
The upper reaches and plains in Kashmir have witnessed intermittent rainfall in the last 24 hours. Wet weather was reported from Jammu as well.
The wet weather has resulted in a drop in the temperatures. On Monday, Srinagar recorded a maximum of 13.2 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature settled at 9.5 degrees Celsius.
According to MeT officials, Qazigund recorded a maximum temperature of 12.5 degrees Celsius and minimum 7.8 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam 8.5 and 6.8 degrees Celsius, Kupwara 15.2 and 7.3 degrees Celsius, Kokernag 11.7 and 8.1 degrees Celsius respectively.
The MeT officials said light to moderate rainfall could lash Kashmir as well as Jammu region of the state in the next 24 hours. However, there will be improvement in weather from 6th of April, they predicted.
“The weather may remain dry and sunny Wednesday onwards in most parts of the Valley,” a MeT official told Kashmir Reader.
They said the temperatures may also a rise in the coming days.
Meanwhile, the 300-km Jammu-Srinagar highway remained open for one way traffic on Monday. Vehicles were allowed to ply from Jammu towards Srinagar.