Leh, located 434 km away from Srinagar, recorded a low of minus 11.2 degrees Celsius as compared to Wednesday's minus 10.7 degrees Celsius, making it the coldest place in the state this season, a spokesman of the MeT department said in Srinagar.
    
Srinagar also recorded the season's lowest minimum temperature of minus 1.5 degrees Celsius, two degrees below normal during this part of the season, he said.
    
This is for the third straight day that the night temperature in Srinagar remained below freezing point, he added.
    
Kargil, also in frontier region of Ladakh, was the second coldest place in the state with a low of minus 4.4 degrees Celsius.
    
The famous ski resort of Gulmarg was the coldest place in the Valley as the night temperature dropped by a few notches there, to settle at minus 4.2 degrees Celsius.
    
Pahalgam, a health resort which serves as a base camp during annual Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 3.6 degrees Celsius as against yesterday's minus 3.0 degrees Celsius, the spokesman said.
    
He said that Kupwara also recorded a drop of two degrees in the minimum temperature which settled at minus 2.1 degrees Celsius.
    
Kokernag, hill resort in south Kashmir, was the only place in the Valley where the night temperature did not fell below freezing point. The resort recorded a low of 0.1 degrees Celsius, the spokesman said adding that Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir valley, recorded a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius.
    
The MeT department has forecast mainly dry weather across Kashmir division over the next 24 hours.

(Agencies)

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