Srinagar: The Kashmir Valley remained under the grip of cold wave with minimum temperature settling several degrees below the freezing point.
The MeT Department has predicted further dip in the minimum temperature in the state. Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.6 degrees Celsius, same as the previous night, an official of the MeT Department said here.
The minimum temperature in Pahalgam, in south Kashmir, settled at minus 7.7 degrees Celsius as compared to minus 7.8 degrees Celsius the previous night.
The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg registered a low of minus 11.6 degrees Celsius as against the previous night`s minus 11.0 degrees Celsius.
The official said the minimum temperature recorded in Qazigund - the gateway town to Kashmir valley - was same as the previous night at minus 3.8 degrees Celsius.
Kokernag, in south, recorded a low of minus 6.3 degrees Celsius as against minus 6.1 degrees Celsius the previous night, he said.
The minimum in Kupwara, in north Kashmir, settled at minus 0.8 degree Celsius as compared to the previous night`s minus 0.9 degree Celsius.
Leh, in Ladakh region, recorded a low of minus 14.7 degrees Celsius against the previous night`s minus 14.2 degrees Celsius.
The mercury in Kargil settled at a low of minus 13 degrees Celsius, an increase of over six degrees from minus 19.8 degrees Celsius the previous night, which was the season`s coldest night in the town so far, the official said.
The MeT Department has said the weather would remain mainly dry over the next few days and there would be a further dip in the mercury making the conditions in the Valley colder.