In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the night temperatures in the Kashmir Valley dipped below the freezing point, leading to severely cold weather.
Meteorological department officials in Srinagar said that the night temperatures in the Valley dipped below the freezing point owing to a clear sky.
All weather stations in the Valley recorded sub-zero night temperatures several degrees below the normal for this part of the season, the officials said.
They said the temperature in Gulmarg, the famous ski-resort in north Kashmir, settled at a low of minus 10.2 degrees Celsius, which is six degrees below the normal for this time of the season. The resort was the coldest recorded place, they said.
Pahalgam tourist resort in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 5.3 degrees Celsius, and Srinagar recorded a low of minus 3.2 degrees Celsius, the Met officials said.
Qazigund the gateway town to the valley recorded a low of minus 2.6 degrees Celsius, while Kupwara, in the north, registered a low of minus 2.3 degrees Celsius and Kokernag, in the south, minus 4.2 degrees Celsius, the officials said.—KMS