Srinagar: The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, witnessed the season’s coldest night as the temperature dropped to a minus 4.2 degrees Celsius, the MeT Department said on Monday.
“The night temperatures are likely to further drop in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 48 hours as cold, dry weather is expected to continue for another few days,” an official from the Met Department said.
The minimum temperatures in Pahalgam and Gulmarg also dropped to minus 6.5 and minus 7.2 degrees Celsius on Monday.
Leh town recorded minus 8.1 and Kargil 7.2 degrees Celsius.
However, a sunny morning brought relief to the people in Jammu today after another cold night due to continuous decline in the night temperature.
The minimum temperature settled at 6.4 degrees Celsius two degrees below normal for this part of the season and a notch below previous night, a spokesman of the MET department said.
After playing hide and seek over the past two days, a bright sun appeared this morning providing respite to the people from the biting cold.
Despite cloud cover, the day temperature in the city registered an increase yesterday and settled at 19.4 degrees Celsius a notch below average during this part of the season.
The previous day has recorded a high of 17.8 degrees Celsius.
Katra, the base camp for the pilgrims visiting the famous Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Reasi district, registered a slight dip in the minimum temperature which settled at 7.6 degrees Celsius against the previous night’s 7.8 degrees Celsius.