Srinagar: The minimum temperatures dropped slightly across Kashmir Valley including Srinagar, summer capital of J&K, weatherman said on Tuesday.
Quoting an official from meteorological department, GNS reported that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 0.9°C against minus 0.3°C on the previous night. It was minus 1.9°C below the normal of 1.0°C for this time of the year in Srinagar.
The temperatures this season, especially last month, 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 2.5°C against minus 2.8°C on the previous night while the mercury settled at minus 4.2°C against 4.3°C in the world-famous tourist resort of Pahalgam on the previous night.
Kokernag, recorded a low of minus 0.6°C against minus 0.4°C on the previous night.
The mercury also settled at minus 2.8°C in Kupwara against minus 2.3°C on the previous night while Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort, recorded a low of minus 4.0°C against minus 3.0°C on the earlier night, the official said.
The weatherman has forecast mainly dry weather over the plains of J&K for now and a possibility of “scattered” rainfall on February 22. (GNS)