Temperature at Leh went down by over five notches to minus 16.4 degrees Celsius from minus 11.1 degrees Celsius the previous night, a spokesman for the Met department here said.

Meanwhile, Sringar continued to experience bright sunshine for the second consecutive day today despite a drop in the night temperature.

The maximum temperature recorded in the city yesterday was 13.3 degrees Celsius seven degrees above normal, the spokesman said.

The summer capital registered a decrease of over two notches in the night temperature as the mercury settled at a low of minus 4.4 degrees Celsius against the previous night's minus 2.3 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperature in the nearby Kargil town also decreased nearly four notches to record a low of minus 15.0 degrees Celsius against the previous night's low of minus 11.4 degrees Celsius, the spokesman said.

The spokesman said the famous tourist resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir witnessed a drop of over three degrees in the night temperature which settled at minus 7.5 degrees Celsius against yesterday's minus 4.4 degrees Celsius.

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir, the star attraction for tourists visiting the Valley during the winters, recorded a drop of over a degree in the minimum temperature which settled at minus 7.4 degrees Celsius.

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