The minimum temperature in Kashmir Valley remained below zero, excluding Srinagar, on Thursday. According to a meteorological department official, Srinagar recorded a low of 0.4°C which was 1.1°C above the normal minimum temperature for the summer capital.
In other parts of the valley, Qazigund recorded a low of minus 2.0°C, Pahalgam 2.9°C, Kokernag minus 1.9°C and Gulmarg minus 7.6°C. Kupwara town recorded a low of minus 2.3°C.
In Jammu, the minimum temperature was recorded at 7.5°C, which was 0.9°C below the normal for the winter capital. Banihal recorded a low of 1.4°C, Batote 4.1°C, Katra 8.1°C, and Bhadarwah minus 0.2°C.
Leh and Kargil in Ladakh recorded a low of minus 11.0°C and minus 15.6°C respectively. Drass, known as the second coldest place after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 16.1°C.
The 40-day long harsh winter period, Chillai-Kalan, ended on December 21 and Kashmir is currently under the grip of Chillai-Khurd, a 20-day-long period. This will be followed by Chillai-Bachha, a 10-day-long period from February 20 to March 1. The MeT department has forecast isolated light rain and snow for the next 24 hours, with no major snowfall expected for a week.
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