Srinagar recorded the minimum temperature of minus 4.4 degrees Celsius, down from the previous night's minus 4.2 degrees Celsius, a Meteorological official said today.
The city had recorded the same minimum temperature on December 11 and it was the lowest so far of the season.
The famous hill resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir, which serves as a base camp during the annual Amarnath yatra, was the coldest recorded place in the Valley with a low of minus 6.2 degrees Celsius, though a degree up from minus 7.2 degrees Celsius the previous night.
The Meteorological official said the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 3.4 degrees Celsius, compared to the previous night's minus 2.6 degrees Celsius.
North Kashmir's Kupwara town, 90 kms from here, recorded a low of minus 4.7 degrees Celsius against yesterday's minus 4.8 degrees Celsius.
Leh continues to be the coldest recorded place in the state with minimum temperature recorded at minus 13.9 degrees Celsius, a decrease of one degree from the previous night's minus 12.5 degrees Celsius.
Kargil, also in Ladakh region, was the second coldest place recording a low of minus 13.0 degrees Celsius, again a decrease of about a degree from minus 12.1 degrees Celsius the previous night, he said.
The Meteorological department said there is a possibility of isolated light rain and snow on December 21 and 22.
The 40-day harshest winter period begins tomorrow, coinciding with the winter solstice.
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