Almost all places in Kashmir received rains during the night and no fresh snowfall was recorded from any part of the Valley, a MET Department spokesman said here.

He said the minimum temperature in all places in Kashmir division, including Ladakh region, went down with the exception of Srinagar, which registered an increase of 0.6 degrees in the night temperature as the mercury settled at a low of 1.2 degrees Celsius.

The city recorded 3.7 mm of rainfall, he said, adding that the mercury in Qazigund on Srinagar-Jammu national highway dropped nearly 2 degrees from zero degree Celsius the previous night to settle at a low of minus 1.8 degrees Celsius.

The MET Department has said though there were chances of light to moderate rains or snow at most places in the state on Wednesday, the weather would remain mainly dry over the next few days.

Meanwhile, the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, which was closed for traffic on Tuesday due to heavy snowfall, was thrown open on Wednesday.
    
"The highway was opened for one-way traffic and the vehicles were allowed to ply from Srinagar to Jammu," a Traffic Control Room spokesman said.

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