SRINAGAR: There was a slight respite from cold wave conditions in Kashmir as the minimum temperature rose marginally across several places in the Valley.
An official of the MeT Department here said, “Weather is likely to stay dry during the next week and the maximum temperatures are likely to rise further.”
Srinagar, the summer capital of the J&K recorded a low of minus 0.6 degrees Celsius.
Gulmarg, the famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius while Qazigund in south Kashmir recorded low of minus 3.0 degrees Celsius.
The night temperature in Pahalgam – the famous health resort which also serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra – settled at a low of minus 4.6 degrees.
Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 1.1 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 2.3 degrees Celsius last night.
Jammu recorded a low of 9.8 degrees Celsius while Batote recorded 6.6, Katra recorded 10.5, Banihal recorded 3.2, and Bhaderwah recorded 2.7 degree Celsius.