Srinagar: People continued to shiver as the night temperature remained below freezing point at majority of the places in Kashmir valley, where the mercury is expected to dip further due to open sky and dry weather during the next 48 hours.
Border town of Leh was the coldest place in the region at minus 8.8 degree followed by Kargil, where the mercury dipped and settled at minus 7.6 degree.
A Met department spokesperson told UNI that weather will remain dry during the next 48 hours in Kashmir valley, which could result in further dip in the night temperature.
The night temperature in Leh dipped over a degree from Friday and settled at minus 8.8 degree while the mercury in Kargil plunged and settled at minus 7.6 degree.
After witnessing a slight improvement in the night temperature, people woke up to a chilly Sunday morning in the summer capital, Srinagar. Against minus 1 degree recorded on Friday, the night temperature in Srinagar was minus 0.6 degree. However, as the day progressed sun came out though weather remained chilly due to ice cold winds.
The mercury at world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, about 55 km from here in north Kashmir, improved marginally though remained below freezing point. Against minus 2.6 degree recorded on Friday, the night temperature at the ski resort was minus 2.2 degree.
The night temperature in Qazigund, gateway to the valley, Kupwara in north Kashmir and tourist resort of Pahalgam settled at minus 1 degree, minus 0.9 degree and minus 4.6 degree, respectively.
The famed tourist resort of Kokernag was the only place in the region where the mercury settled above freezing point at 1.2 degree.