As the 40-days of harsh winters locally known as ‘Chillai-Kalan’ ended in Kashmir, the temperature showed a remarkable increase over last two days. The night temperature across the valley jumped up by several degrees to 1.8 degrees in the summer capital Srinagar.
The minimum night temperature in Pahalgam was minus 3.6 degrees, Gulmarg minus 4.6 degrees, Qazigund minus 1.4 degrees and Kokernag minus 1.5 degrees.
In Leh town, the cold desert of Ladakh, the minimum temperature was minus 12.2 degree and in Kargil it was minus 13.6 degrees – the coldest recorded place in the state.
According to metrological department Srinagar, for next two days weather will remain dry. On February 3 there will be snow/rain in some isolated places but on February 4 there is a prediction of snow throughout the valley.