Srinagar: The downward dip in mercury continued in Srinagar as the city recorded minus 3.5 degrees Celsius on Monday, the Met Department in Jammu and Kashmir said, adding that normal life was also affected by fog conditions prevailing in the valley.
Unabated cold conditions continue in both union territories, as sub-zero temperatures were recorded in most places.
Drass recorded minus 16.2 degrees Celsius as most places in the Ladakh region showed slight improvement even at sub-zero levels.
Srinagar recorded a 0.5 degree Celsius dip from Sunday’s minus 3 degrees Celsius when there was a slight improvement after week-long dips.
The ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir also showed further dip and recorded a minimum of minus 5 degrees Celsius against the minus 4.2 recorded the previous day.
Biting cold conditions prevail in the valley of meadow, the MeT records show.
The tourist resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir showed an improvement of 0.1 degrees as it recorded minus 5.3 degrees Celsius.
Qazigund on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway recorded at minus 2.8 degrees Celius against the minus 3 a day ago. Similarly, at Kokernag it was minus 3.5 degrees.
The temperature at frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara slipped to minus 4.2 degrees Celsius against the minus 3.8 degrees Celsius on Sunday.
Drass recorded slight improvement with 16.2 degrees Celsius, against minus 17.8 degrees on Sunday.
Leh is at minus 13.7 degrees Celsius against minus 12.3 degrees the previous day and Kargil is at minus 6 against minus 9.1 degrees Celsius an improvement of 3 degrees recorded the previous, the MET office said.