Heavy snowfall occurred in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday, with the weather office forecasting more in store for the next three days.

“A western disturbance (WD) is presently active over the state under whose influence moderate to heavy snowfall is likely to occur in the valley till January 23 after which the intensity of the WD will start decreasing,” a Met Department official said here.

District administration have set up helplines to help prevent any untoward incident due to the heavy snowfall.

While the nightlong cloud cover increased minimum temperatures throughout the valley on Saturday, the maximum temperatures are expected to drop further, the weather official said.

Srinagar recorded minus 2.0 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam minus 4.4 and Gulmarg minus 7.0 as the minimum temperatures.

Leh town had minus 9.2 degrees Celsius and Kargil minus 18.9 as the night’s lowest temperature.

Jammu city recorded 8.3 degrees Celsius, Katra 9.1, Batote 3.9, Bannihal 2.3 and Bhaderwah 1.3 as the minimum temperatures.