Srinagar: Except for the ski resort of Gulmarg, night temperature improved in most parts of the Kashmir valley while Ladakh continued to shiver under intense cold with temperatures further plummeting all across the Union Territory on Thursday, the MET office said.
The entire Ladakh region experienced the seasons lowest temperature with, Drass, the worlds second coldest place after Siberia recorded temperatures at minus 19.2 degrees Celsius on Thursday against minus 15.2 degrees Celsius a day ago. Kargil recorded temperatures of minus 12.5 against the minus 10.1 degree Celsius on Wednesday and Leh recorded temperatures at minus 15.0 against minus 12.1 the previous day.
The ski resort of Gulmarg was the coolest place in the Kashmir valley where the minimum temperature dipped to minus 10.0 degrees Celsius on Thursday against the minus 4.6 degrees recorded on Wednesday. However, the bright sun appeared during the day much to the delight of the tourists staying there, the reports reaching here said.
Srinagar which experienced the coldest night of the season on Wednesday with temperatures plunging to minus 3.9 degrees Celsius on Thursday recorded temperatures at minus 2.1 degrees an improvement of almost 2 degrees.
Pahalgam in south Kashmir recorded a dip of a few notches in the night temperature at minus 6.9 degrees Celsius against minus 6.4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. Qazigund recorded temperature’s at minus 3.0 degrees Celsius against minus 4.2 degrees a day ago and Kokernag at minus 3.0 degrees Celsius against minus 3.9 degrees recorded on Wednesday.
The frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara also experienced a further dip in temperature which was recorded at minus 4.5 degrees Celsius against minus 3.8 degrees Celsius recorded the previous day, the MET office said.