Srinagar, Dec 22 (UNI) Even though there was some improvement in night temperature, mercury remained below freezing point in Ladakh region and Kashmir valley, where rain and snow is predicted at higher reaches during the next 24 hours.
A Met department spokesperson here today said that light rain and snow will occur at higher reaches during the next 24 hours in Kashmir valley.
Leh in Ladakh region witnessed some improvement in night temperature, though it was still the coldest place in the region. Against minus 14 degree recorded yesterday, the temperature witnessed a surge and settled at minus 12.1 degree.
The border town of Kargil also witnessed improvement in the night temperature after mercury surged and settled at minus 9.3 degree, against minus 11.4 degree recorded yesterday.
The summer capital, Srinagar, also witnessed an improvement in the night temperature after mercury surged and settled at minus 5 degree, against minus 6.5 degree, coldest of the winter season recorded yesterday. The temperature was still four degrees below normal.
The world famous health resort of Pahalgam remained coldest in the valley though there was an improvement of one degree. The minimum temperature was minus 5.5 degree, against minus 6.9 degree recorded yesterday. The temperature recorded was 2.5 degree below normal.
The night temperature in world famous ski resort of Gulmarg also witnessed some improvement due to cloudy skies. Against minus 2.2 degree recorded yesterday, the temperature was minus 1.8 degree, which is two degree above normal.
The night temperature recorded in Qazigund, the gateway to Kashmir valley, was 5.3 degree, against minus 5.6 degree witnessed yesterday. The temperature recorded in Qazigund was over 4 degree below normal.
Kupwara in north Kashmir and another health resort of Kokernag also witnessed improvement in night temperatures. Against minus 5.5 degree recorded yesterday, the night temperature was minus 5.1 degree in Kupwara while mercury settled at minus 3.7 degree, against 3.8 degree in Kokernag.