Srinagar: There was slight snowfall and rain across Kashmir during the night and the minimum temperature at most places in the Valley went down.
Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, recorded a minimum of minus 3.3 degrees Celsius compared to the previous night’s minus 2.5 degrees Celsius, an official of the Meteorological Department said.
The famous resort of Pahalgam, recorded a low of minus 12.4 degrees Celsius, a decrease of over eight degrees from previous night’s minus 4 degrees Celsius, the official said.
He said the resort was the coldest recorded place in the state. The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg, the star attraction for tourists visiting the Valley during winter, recorded a low of minus 12 degrees Celsius, against minus 9 degrees yesterday, he said.
The official said the mercury in Leh in the frontier region of Ladakh settled at a low of minus 8.3 degrees Celsius, compared to the previous night’s minus 13.1 degrees.
The MET office has forecast light rains or snow at few places in the state over the next 24 hours. It said the weather would improve from today and would stay as such till January 21.
“From 22 to 26 evening or 27 morning, there is a possibility of another spell of rains or snow as the region will be hit by a fresh western disturbance on January 22,” a MeT official said. PTI