SRINAGAR: Kashmir division continues to face the minimum temperature to hovering below the freezing point, but last night there was slight improvement in the night temperature at few places, even as the valley witnessed a dense layer of fog at various places.
According to the report of an official of the Meteorological Department, the minimum temperature at most places increased slightly but it remained below the freezing point.
The coldest place recorded in Jammu and Kashmir was the Kargil town in Ladakh as the town witnessed the minimum of minus 8.4 degrees Celsius, he said, adding though a degree up from the previous night’s minus 9.2 degrees Celsius.
In the nearby Leh towns also the night temperature increased from minus 8.4 degrees Celsius yesterday to register the low of minus 7.9 degrees Celsius, the official said.
Srinagar – the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir – recorded the minimum temperature of minus 2.5 degrees Celsius same as that of the previous night, he said.
The night temperature in the city was four degrees below normal for this part of the season according to the statement given by the MET official.
The minimum temperature in Qazigund – the gateway town to Kashmir Valley – was minus 1.8 degrees Celsius up from minus 2.2 degrees Celsius on the previous night.
According to the official the hill resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir yesterday recorded the minimum of minus 4.0 degrees Celsius as compared to minus 4.2 degrees Celsius.
The hill resort was the coldest recorded place in the Valley.
The ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir enlisted the low of less 0.6 degrees Celsius against yesterday’s short 0.4 degrees Celsius, he said.
Kupwara, in north Kashmir, enrolled the minimum temperature of minus 2.9 degrees Celsius, while Kokernag town in south enlisted the low of less 0.3 degrees Celsius.
The MET Office has gauge separated to scattered precipitation for a couple days starting right on time one week from now.