Srinagar records coldest night of the season at minus 4; Temperature dips across Valley


The minimum temperatures have dipped below the freezing point in most places of the Valley, with the summer capital Srinagar registering the coldest night of the season so far.

Long icicles hanging from the roof of a hotel in Gulmarg.
KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Srinagar recorded the lowest night temperature of the season so far as the minimum temperature at most places in Kashmir division dropped below freezing point, MET official said.

The minimum temperature recorded in the city was minus 4.0 degrees Celsius, making it the coldest night so far, an official of the Meteorological Department said.

The famous ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir, which experienced several feet of snowfall on various occasions recorded a low of minus 10.2  degrees Celsius.

The famous hill resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir was the coldest place in Kashmir with a low of minus 10.4 degrees Celsius while Kupwara township of north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 4.5  degrees Celsius.

Kokernag, in south Kashmir, recorded minus 6.0 degrees Celsius while Qazigund registered minus 7.8, he said.

In the Jammu region, Jammu city recorded 8.4 degrees Celsius, Katra recorded 4.4, Bannihal minus 3.4, Batote recorded minus 1.0 and Bhaderwah minus 2.5 as the night’s lowest temperatures.


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