Srinagar: Even though the Metrological Department (MeT) predicted light rains or snowfall at isolated places in the state over the next two days, the mercury took a nose dive in Kargil and Ladakh regions making them emerge as the coldest place in the state.
Kargil recorded a minimum temperature of minus 10.4 degrees Celsius, nearly six degrees colder than previous night’s minus 4.6 degrees Celsius. It experienced the coldest night of the winter so far.
However, its Leh registered an increase in the night temperature as the mercury there settled at minus 8.5 degrees Celsius. Leh had recorded a low of minus 10.6 degrees Celsius yesterday.
Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of minus 0.4 degrees compared to -0.2 celsius than yesterday.
The famous hill resorts of Pahalgam in South and Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 3.6 degrees celsius and minus 1.5 degrees celsius, respectively.
The night temperature in other towns of Kashmir division settled at minus 1.6 degrees celsius (Qazigund), 1.1 degrees celsius (Kokernag), the MeT office said.
The weathermen has forecast mainly dry weather in the state for today, but has predicted light rains or snowfall at isolated places in the state over two days.