Kargil was the coldest recorded place in the state with the mercury settling at minus 19.2 degrees Celsius on Friday night as against Thursday night’s minus 18.4 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperature in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, continued to settle above the freezing point for the fourth day on Saturday as the city recorded a low of 0.6 degrees Celsius.

Mercury in Qazigund - the gateway town to Kashmir valley - settled at minus 0.4 degrees Celsius as against minus 1.0 degrees Celsius on Friday night.
    
Kokernag, in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 1.7 degrees Celsius as compared to the previous night’s minus 1.3 degrees Celsius. Mercury in the tourist resort of Pahalgam, also in south Kashmir, settled at a low of minus 5.6 degrees Celsius - almost same as the previous night's low of minus 5.5 deg Celsius.
    
The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg registered a low of minus 8.2 degrees Celsius as compared to minus 8.4 degrees Celsius the previous night.
    
Kupwara, in north Kashmir, recorded a low of 0.6 degrees Celsius. Leh, in the frontier region of Ladakh, recorded a low of minus 12.3 degrees Celsius, over eight degrees down from minus 4 degrees Celsius on Friday night.

(Agencies)

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