Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir weather department has predicted dry weather in the Valley for the next two days.
An official from the meteorological department said that Srinagar, the summer capital of JK, recorded a low of minus 2.3°C against last night’s 1.4°C.
Barring Qazigund, the minimum temperature across Kashmir Valley settled below the freezing point with the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg recording a low of minus 10.4°C.
Kashmir is presently under the grip of 40-day long harshest period of winter, known locally as ‘Chillai Kalan, which started on December 21.
The mercury settled at the world-famous resort of Gulmarg at minus 10.4°C against minus 9.4°C on the previous night.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, had a low of 0.6°C against minus 0.4°C on the previous night, he said.
Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 6.6°C against minus 7.9°C on the previous night, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 0.4°C against minus 2.5°C on the previous night, the official said.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a minimum of minus 3.2°C against minus 1.0°C on the previous night, the official said.
Jammu, the JK’s winter capital, saw a drop of nearly two degrees Celsius than precious night, recording a low of 5.0°C which is minus 2.4°C below normal for the place during this time of the year, he said.