Srinagar: The minimum temperatures remained below sub-zero level even as mercury dropped slightly in most parts of Kashmir including Srinagar but increased a little in Gulmarg and Kokernag, weatherman said on Friday.
Quoting an official from meteorological department, GNS reported that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 0.6°C against the previous nights minus 0.4°C. It is minus 0.8°C below normal of 0.2°C for this time of the year in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
The temperatures this season, especially last month, consistently remained far below normal. On January 31, the mercury plunged to minus 8.8°C, the coldest January night recorded in Srinagar after 30 years.
Qazigund, the gateway town of J&K, recorded a low of minus 3.1°C against minus 4.1°C on the previous night while the mercury settled at minus 4.6°C in the world-famous tourist resort of Pahalgam against 4.1°C on the previous night.
Kokernag, recorded a low of minus 1.1°C against minus 1.5°C on the previous night. Mercury settled at minus 2.3°C in Kupwara against minus 2.0°C on the previous night while Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort, recorded a low of minus 2.4°C against minus 4.2°C earlier night.
The weatherman has forecast mainly dry weather over the plains of J&K in the next week.
“Mainly dry weather is expected on the plains of J&K,” weatherman said. (GNS)