On Monday, a day after shivering cold days of harshest winter I.E “Chilai Kalan” which broke 30-year-old record, people woke up in the summer capital of Srinagar to find blanket of snow that lead to slippery conditions on the roads, affecting transport.
Meanwhile, the cloudy night in the Kashmir Valley improved the night temperature and people got some relief from the chilly cold.
Even today, a clear increase in temperature has been recorded due to fresh snowfall.
According to the Meteorological Department, the minimum temperature was recorded at minus 3.1 degrees Celsius in the summer capital of Srinagar, where last night was the coldest night of the current season when the minimum temperature was recorded at minus 8.8 degrees Celsius. The 30-year-old record was broken during this winter.
The mercury settled at minus 6.0°C in Pahalgam against minus 12.0°C on the previous night while the world-famous health resort received 2.4 cms of the fresh snow, the MeT official said.
Qazigund, the gateway town of J&K, recorded a low of minus 2.1°C against minus 10.2°C on the previous night while Kokernag recorded a minimum of minus 9.5°C against minus 12.4°C on the earlier night.
Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 8.2°C against minus 8.0°C earlier night while the world’s famous skiing resort received 1.3cms of fresh snow, the official said.
The mercury settled at minus 2.9°C in Kupwara against minus 2.3°C on the previous night even as northern Kashmir district received the highest snowfall of 3cms, the official added.