Srinagar: The minimum temperature dipped across Kashmir Valley as Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 10.4°C on Saturday.
Quoting an official from meteorological department, GNS reported that mercury settled at 0.6°C against the previous night’s 1.0°C in Srinagar. It has minus 0.4°C normal for this time of the year and from the last three days, the minimum temperature has stayed above sub-zero level.
Otherwise, the mercury has consistently remained far below normal this season. On January 31, the mercury plunged to minus 8.8°C, the coldest January night recorded in Srinagar after 30 years. The minimum temperature also fell in other parts of the Valley.
The mercury settled at minus 6.3°C in the world-famous tourist resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir against minus 3.6°C on the previous night while Qazigund, the gateway town of J&K, recorded a low of minus 1.5°C against minus 0.8°C on the previous night. Kokernag recorded a minimum of minus 2.5°C against minus 1.3°C on the previous night.
The mercury settled at minus 1.8°C in Kupwara against minus 0.8°C on the previous night while Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort, recorded a low of minus 10.4°C against minus 9.4°C earlier night.
The weatherman has forecast mainly dry weather over the plains of J&K in the next few days. (GNS)
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