Srinagar: The minimum temperatures dropped in world-famous skiing resort of Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Kokernagr while increased in most other places in Kashmir Valley, weatherman said on Friday.
An official from meteorological department said that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 0.2°C against minus 1.0°C on the previous night.
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 1.5°C against minus 2.0°C on the previous night.
The mercury settled at minus 4.5°C at Pahalgam against 4.4°C on the earlier night.
Kokernag, recorded a low of minus 0.9°C against minus 0.1°C on the previous night.
The minimum temperature settled at minus 2.3°C in Kupwara against minus 2.8°C on the previous night while Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort, recorded a low of minus 3.0°C against minus 2.5°C on the earlier night.
The weatherman has forecast a wet spell in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh from February 22 evening to February 27.
“During this period, light to moderate rain/snowfall is expected mainly on February 22, 23, 26 and 27, in Kashmir region.”, he said. (GNS)