Srinagar records season’s coldest night

Srinagar: Girl students click pictures of the icicles hanging from branches of trees on the first day of Chillai-Kalan (The 40-day period of harshest winter in Kashmir ), at Kashmir University Campus in Srinagar on Monday. PTI Photo(PTI12_21_2015_000212B)
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SRINAGAR: Srinagar witnessed the season’s coldest night at minus 4 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir continued to drop on Friday, the weather office said.

“The temperatures dropped due to clear night sky. During the next 48 hours, the state’s higher reaches are likely to receive light snow as a Western Disturbance is expected to become active during this period,” a Met Department official said.

The minimum temperatures in Pahalgam and Gulmarg were minus 6.0 degrees Celsius and minus 6.2, respectively.

In the Jammu region, Jammu city recorded 7.3 degrees Celsius, Katra and Batote 7.5, Bannihal 5.2 and Bhaderwah 0.5 as the night’s lowest temperatures.

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