SRINAGAR, FEB 09 : Mercury improved further across Kashmir even as the minimum temperatures remained below sub-zero level across the Valley, the weatherman said on Tuesday.
A meteorological department official said that the mercury increased by nearly a degree Celsius in Srinagar, settling at minus 1.2°C against the previous night’s 2.0°C. The mercury this season, especially last month, consistently remained far below normal.
On January 31, the mercury plunged to minus 8.8°C, the coldest January night recorded in Srinagar after 30 years.
Qazigund, the gateway town of J&K, recorded a low of minus 4.3°C against minus 5.5°C on the previous night while the mercury settled at minus 2.2°C in the world-famous tourist resort of Pahalgam against 6.2°C on the previous night. Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 2.5°C against.