Srinagar: Srinagar on Monday witnessed the coldest night of the season as the mercury dipped to minus 1.6 degrees Celsius and cold condition continued unabated across the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh union territories disrupting normal life.
Srinagar temperatures dipped by 0.3 degrees from Sunday’s minus 1.3.
The weather is expected to remain cold and dry till November-end across Jammu and Kashmir. However, there is a 40 to 50 per cent chance of very light snowfall across the northern reaches in Kashmir on Thursday, The MeT said.
Overall there will be not much change in the weather in the coming two weeks, MeT said.
At Air Force station Drass, the temperature dipped to minus 12.8 degrees Celsius after recording minus 12 on Sunday.
In Leh, it was minus 10.8 against the minus 8.5 degree Celsius while in Kargil it was minus 5.8 degrees Celsus on Monday.
The tourist resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir was the coldest place in the valley even after night temperature showed an improvement at minus 3.7 degrees against the minus 4.2 recorded on Sunday. Most small water bodies have frozen up in Pahalgam.
Qazigund on Srinagar-Jammu national highway recorded minus 2 degrees Celsius against the minus 2.2 recorded a day ago showing a slight improvement while at Kokernag it was minus 1.0 against 1.3 degrees the previous day.
Ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded a minimum temperature of minus 0.8 degrees Celsius against the minus 1.4 degrees Celsius yesterday. Although there was an improvement in the night temperature, freezing cold conditions remained as a thick fog made life difficult for the tourists.
In frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara the minimum temperature was recorded as minus 2.9 degrees Celsius against the minus 3 degrees yesterday. (UNI)