At -6.4°C, Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar city recorded the coldest night of the season so far on Thursday.
The Meteorological (MeT) office has forecast severe cold and dry weather over the region for the next 24 hours.
“Cold, dry weather is expected to continue during the next 24 hours in Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh. The sky is likely to remain clear during this period,” a MeT department official said.
At -6.4°C on Thursday, Srinagar recorded the second-lowest winter temperature in the last five years. In 2021, the minimum temperature dropped to -8.8°C in Srinagar on January 31.
Meanwhile, Pahalgam recorded minus 9.2°C and Gulmarg minus 7.5°C as the minimum temperature.
In the Ladakh region, Kargil recorded minus 19.2°C and Leh minus 15.2°C as the minimum temperature. While mercury levels in Jammu dropped to 7.3°C, Katra 6.3°C, Batote 3°C, Banihal 5.2°C and Bhaderwah minus 0.4°C.