The minimum temperatures are expected to fall further as the MeT Department has said the weather would remain dry for a few more days. (Agencies)
Leh recorded a night temperature of minus 9.7 degrees Celsius against the previous night's minus 9.9 degrees Celsius, a MeT Department official said.
He said that the nearby Kargil town, where the minimum temperature settled at minus 5.4 degrees Celsius on Thursday, recorded a low of minus 5.8 degrees Celsius on Friday.
The minimum in summer capital Srinagar remained same as the previous night's low of minus 1.8 degrees Celsius, the official said, adding that it was one degree below the normal for this part of the season.
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 3.8 degrees Celsius, over a degree less than the previous night's minus 2.4 degrees Celsius.
The official said that the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 0.5 degree Celsius, as against Thursday night’s minus 0.8 degree Celsius.
He said that the minimum temperature in Kupwara, in north Kashmir, dipped to a low of minus 3.0 degrees Celsius, while Qazigund - the gateway town to Kashmir - recorded a low of minus 2.2 degrees Celsius.
The official said that the south Kashmir town of Kokernag was the only recorded place in the Valley where the night temperature stayed above the freezing point for the fourth consecutive day at 0.7 degrees Celsius.
Kashmir valley and Ladakh region are in the grip of intense cold since the beginning of this month following early snowfall in the high altitude areas.
The minimum temperatures are expected to fall further as the MeT Department has said the weather would remain dry for a few more days.