Delhi woke up to a pleasant morning on Wednesday as the minimum temperature was recorded at 11.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average. The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 24 degrees Celsius. The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was recorded at 98 per cent. The Met, however, predicted rains in the national capital later during the day.
Commenting on the weather forecast, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said, "The sky will remain generally cloudy with light rain or drizzle during the day."
Kashmir Valley witnesses light snowfall, rain; Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed for fourth consecutive day
As many as 14 Delhi-bound trains were delayed on Wednesday due to fog or low visibility, the Indian Railways said.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir witnessed respite from cold wave conditions on Wednesday following overcast skies in the valley and forecast of another spell of rain and snow later and on Thursday.
"Rain in plains and snowfall in mountains is likely to occur today and tomorrow," an official of the Met Department said.
While minimum temperature in Srinagar was recorded at minus 0.1 degree Celsius, Pahalgam and Gulmarg recorded a minimum temperature of minus 0.3 and minus 3, respectively.
In Ladakh, Leh was at minus 6.3, Kargil minus 17.2 and Drass minus 9.3. Jammu city recorded 11.1, Katra 11.2, Batote 4.1, Bannihal 2.7 and Bhaderwah 1.6 degrees Celsius.
The Met Office on Wednesday also predicted moderate to heavy snowfall across Himachal Pradesh for the next three days. Residents and tourists have been advised not to venture in the high hills.
High hills of Shimla, Kullu, Sirmaur, Chamba, Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur districts are likely to experience "fairly widespread to widespread" snowfall, while hailstorm is likely in the low hills from February 14 to 15, an official of the meteorological office said.
He said the western disturbances -- storm systems originating from the Caspian Sea and moving across the Afghanistan-Pakistan region -- are likely to remain active in the region till February 16.
Most of the prominent tourist towns like Shimla, Narkanda, Kufri, Kalpa, Dalhousie and Manali are likely to have light to moderate spells of snowfall, he added.
Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district was the coldest place in the state with a low of minus seven degree Celsius.
Shimla recorded the minimum temperature at 8.5 degrees, while it was minus 2.6 degree in Kalpa in Kinnaur district, 2.6 degrees in Manali, 6.3 degrees in Dalhousie and 4.8 degrees at Dharamsala.
Kalpa saw mild snowfall in the past 24 hours.
(With agency inputs)