The summer capital Srinagar city recorded the season’s coldest night at minus 2.2 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley dropped below the freezing point in the night intervening Tuesday and Wednesday, the weather office said.
“The minimum temperatures remained below the freezing point in the valley as Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season so far at minus 2.2 degrees Celsius,” an official from the Met Department said.
The night’s lowest temperature was minus 5.2 degrees Celsius in Pahalgam and minus 6.6 in Gulmarg.
The official said the minimum temperatures were likely to drop further due to clear night sky during the next three to four days.
Kargil town at minus 9.0 degrees Celsius was the coldest town of Jammu and Kashmir followed by Leh at minus 8.4.
Minimum temperatures also dropped in the Jammu division on Wednesday.
Jammu city recorded 9.1 degrees Celsius, Katra 10.1, Batote 6.1, Bannihal 7.2 and Bhaderwah 4.0.