Srinagar, Jan 1 (KMW): The night temperature in Srinagar plunged to 4.4 degrees Celsius below zero, the coldest night of the season so far.
The minimum temperature in this summer capital of state decreased by several notches from minus 3.6 degrees Celsius the previous night, the meteorological department official said.
Previously Srinagar recorded coldest night on December 25 when mercury plummeted to minus 4.2 degrees Celsius.
The meteorological department official said the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 3.4 degree Celsius as against minus 4.0 C on previous night while Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 2.4 degree Celsius against minus 2.7 C on previous night.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 4.0 degree Celsius last night, up from the previous nightâ€™s 4.2 degrees Celsius, the official said.
He said the mercury at the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir settled at a low of minus 7.5 degrees Celsius as against minus 6.2 degrees Celsius on the previous night and was the coldest place in Valley.
The night temperature in Pahalgam, the hill resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 5.0 degree Celsius, up from minus 5.4 degrees Celsius on the previous night, the official said.
The official said the night temperature Leh town recorded a low of minus 15.0 degrees Celsius, up from minus 15.2 degrees Celsius the previous night. The MET office has forecast dry weather for next few days.