Srinagar, Feb 2 : The minimum temperature today stayed below sub-zero level in Kashmir barring Srinagar.
A Meteorological Department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 0.4°C, the same as on previous night. Today’s minimum temperature was above normal by 1.1°C for the city.
Qazigund recorded a low of minus 2.0°C against 0.2°C the previous night and it was 0.1°C above normal for the town.
Pahalgam recorded a low of 2.9°C against minus 8.9°C the previous night and it was 3.2°C above normal for the tourist resort.
Kokernag recorded a low of minus 1.9°C against minus 0.5°C the previous night and it was 0.5°C above normal for the place.
Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 7.6°C against minus 8.2°C the previous night and it was normal for the skiing resort.
In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at minus 2.3°C against minus 1.4°C the previous night and it was normal for the town.
Leh, Kargil and Drass recorded a low of minus 11.0°C, minus 15.6°C and minus 16.1°C respectively.
While Chillai-Kalan, the 40-day long harsh winter period that started on December 21 has ended, Kashmir is under the grip of a 20-day-long period called ‘Chillai-Khurd’. It will be followed by a 10-day-long period ‘Chillai-Bacha’ (baby cold) which will end on February 28.
The MeT department has forecast isolated very light rain and snow for next 24 hours. It has already ruled out the possibility of any major snowfall for a week.
Temps below zero in Kashmir