SRINAGAR: Cold wave conditions continued in the Kashmir Valley on Monday as minimum temperatures remained below the freezing point.
Sonam Lotus, director of the MeT department said, “weather is likely to improve further and we are expecting dry weather till January 16. Weather was generally cloudy during the last 24 hours in J&K and Ladakh with rain at isolated places.”
The famous ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir was the coldest place in the Valley where the minimum temperature was minus 10.0 degrees.
Pahalgam, the famous health resort which also serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 2.6 degrees Celsius.
Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of 0.2 degrees Celsius while Qazigund in south Kashmir registered a low of 0.6 degrees Celsius.
Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 1.7 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 0.6 degrees Celsius last night.
Jammu city recorded 9.,7 degrees Celsius, Katra 7.6, Batote minus 0.8, Banihal recorded minus 1.8 and Bhaderwah recorded minus 0.1 degrees Celsius as the night’s lowest temperatures.