Leh, in Ladakh region, registered a minimum temperature of minus 9.9 degrees Celsius, over a degree down from last night's minus 8.7 degrees Celsius and continues to be the coldest recorded place in the state, said a MeT Department official.
    
He said the night temperature in the nearby Kargil town went down by two degrees to minus 5.6 degrees Celsius from the last night's minus 3.6 degrees Celsius.
    
The night temperature in Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, recorded a low of minus 1.3 degree Celsius, almost a degree down from last night's minus 0.4 degrees Celsius, the official said.
    
He said the night temperature in Pahalgam, a tourist resort which serves as a base camp during annual Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir, settled at a low of minus 2.6 degrees Celsius compared to the previous night's minus 2.4 degrees Celsius.
    
The official said the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 0.6 degree Celsius, as against last night's minus 0.8 degree Celsius.

He said the minimum temperature in Kupwara, in north Kashmir, dipped to a low of minus 2.2 degrees Celsius, against the previous night's low of minus 1.5 degree Celsius.
    
The minimum temperature in Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir Valley, decreased slightly to settle at a low of minus 1.7 degrees Celsius from last night's minus 1.3 degree Celsius, the official further said.
    
He said the south Kashmir town of Kokernag was the only recorded place in the Valley where the night temperature stayed above the freezing point and the mercury settled at a low of 1.6 degrees Celsius.
    
The MeT Department has said that there would not be any huge change in the weather and it would remain dry for the next 24 hours.

(Agencies)

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