Srinagar records coldest night of the season; 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.

A domesticated cat warms herself near a traditional Kangri (fire pot) in Srinagar. File Photo: 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 office said here on Friday.

The minimum temperature recorded in the city was minus 4 degrees Celsius, making it the coldest night so far, a spokesman of the Meteorological Department said.

The famous hill resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir recorded a minimum of minus 6.0 degrees Celsius, making it the coldest place in the Valley, he said.

He said the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir registered the low of minus 6.2 degrees Celsius. Kupwara, in north Kashmir, recorded minus 3.3 degrees Celsius, while Qazigund in south registered minus 3.6.

Kokernag, in south Kashmir recorded minus 2.2 degrees Celsius, the spokesman said.

In the Jammu region, Jammu city recorded 7.3 degrees Celsius, Katra and Batote 7.5, Bannihal 5.2 and Bhaderwah 0.5 as the night’s lowest temperatures.


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