SRINAGAR: People heaved a sigh of relief following improvement in the weather conditions across Kashmir after four days on Thursday.
Bright sunshine was seen in Jammu and Kashmir after a snowfall in higher reaches and rain.
“Weather is likely to remain dry till March 31 while the maximum temperatures are expected to rise,” an official of the MET department said.
Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of 4.7 while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of 5.7 degrees Celsius.
The famous ski-resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir was the coldest place in the region where the minimum temperature was minus 3.5 degrees Celsius.
The temperature in Pahalgam the famous health resort which also serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra was minus 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Kokernag town recorded a low of 4.1 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of 0.7 degrees Celsius last night.
Jammu city recorded 12.7 degrees Celsius, Katra town 11.7, Batote 5.9, Banihal 6.2, and Bhaderwah 2.7 as the minimum temperatures.