Gulmarg, the star attraction for tourists visiting the Valley during winter, recorded the minimum temperature of minus 10.6 degrees Celsius, down by nearly two degrees from minus 8.4 degrees the previous night, a spokesperson of the MeT department here said.

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a low of minus 2.3 degrees Celsius, compared to the previous night's 2.2 degrees Celsius, he said.
The night temperature fell by over three degrees in Leh town of the frontier region of Ladakh to settle at minus 16.4 degrees Celsius, he said, adding, Leh was the coldest recorded place in the state.

Kashmir Valley is currently under the grip of 'Chillai-Kalan' during which the chances of snowfall are maximum and most frequent.
However, this year the weather had remained mostly dry with occasional snowfall or rains mostly in higher reaches.

The unusual sunny days used to come as great relief from the bone-chilling cold owing to freezing temperatures due to clear skies.
Though 'Chillai-Kalan' would end on January 31, the winter continues after that. The 40-day period would be followed by a 20-day long 'Chillai Khurd' (small cold) and a 10-day long 'Chillai Bachha' (baby cold).

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