Srinagar, Feb 16: The minimum temperatures dropped slightly across Kashmir Valley including this summer capital of the J&K, the weatherman said on Tuesday.
A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 0.9°C against minus 0.3°C on the previous night. It was minus 1.9°C below the normal of 1.0°C for this time of the year in Srinagar, the official said.
The temperatures this season, especially last month, 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.
Qazigund, the gateway town of J&K, recorded a low of minus 2.5°C against minus 2.8°C on the previous night while the mercury settled at minus 4.2°C against 4.3°C in the world-famous tourist resort of Pahalgam on the previous night.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 0.6°C against minus 0.4°C on the previous night, he said.
The mercury also settled at minus 2.8°C in Kupwara against minus 2.3°C on the previous night while Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort, recorded a low of minus 4.0°C against minus 3.0°C on the earlier night, he said.
The weatherman has forecast mainly dry weather over the plains of J&K for now and possibility of scattered rainfall on February 22.