Srinagar, Feb 19: The minimum temperatures dropped in world-famous skiing resort of Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Kokernagr while increased in most other places in Kashmir Valley, the weatherman said on Friday.
A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 0.2°C against minus 1.0°C on the previous night. It was minus 1.2°C below the normal for this time of the year, 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 1.5°C against minus 2.0°C on the previous night.
The mercury settled at minus 4.5°C at Pahalgam against 4.4°C on the earlier night in the world-famous tourist resort in south Kashmir.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 0.9°C against minus 0.1°C on the previous night, he said.
The minimum temperature settled at minus 2.3°C in Kupwara against minus 2.8°C on the previous night while Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort, recorded a low of minus 3.0°C against minus 2.5°C on the earlier night, he said.
The weatherman has forecast a wet spell in wake of a disturbance likely to affect J&K and Ladakh during February 22 evening to February 27. “During this period, light to moderate rain/snowfall is likely mainly on 22nd (night), 23rd, 26th and 27th February in Kashmir region,” the official said.