The higher reaches of Kashmir and Ladakh experienced fresh snowfall on Sunday even as icy winds swept the plains causing the mercury to drop sharply.
Upper reaches of Ladakh and Kashmir including Gulmarg, Mughal road, Zojila Pass, Drass, Minimarg, Gumri, Matayan received fresh light snowfall.
Kashmir Weather, independent weather forecaster, said that a western disturbance is currently passing over J&K and Ladakh and it will continue to impact till tomorrow morning. Weather will start to improve from tonight onwards and there will be gradual decrease in rainfall/snowfall by 1:00 am.
No further rain/snow is expected till 30th October.
As a result of snowfall in higher reaches, plains of the valley witnessed sharp drop in maximum temperatures.
Srinagar recorded the maximum day temperature of 18.4 degrees Celsius which was 3 degrees below normal.
Gulmarg was the coldest place in Valley with maximum day temperature of 10 degrees Celsius.
Pahalgam, Kokernag and Kupwara recorded maximum temperatures of 14.9°C, 20.6°C and 20.4°C respectively.