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Barring Gulmarg, mercury dips slightly in Kashmir

Srinagar: The minimum temperatures remained below sub-zero level even as the mercury dropped slightly in most parts of Kashmir including Srinagar but increased a little in Gulmarg and Kokernag, the weatherman said on Friday.

A meteorological department official told GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 0.6°C against the previous nights minus 0.4°C. It is minus 0.8°C below normal of 0.2°C for this time of the year in the summer capital of J&K, the official said.

The temperatures this season, especially last month, consistently remained far below normal. On January 31, the mercury plunged to minus 8.8°C, the coldest January night recorded in Srinagar after 30 years.

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