The minimum temperature across Kashmir rose by several degrees, comforting people from intense cold ahead of a possible wet weather spell that may last a few days beginning Saturday.
As per the data available with the Kashmir News Service (KNS), states that srinagar recorded a low of minus 1.4 degrees Celsius on Friday night – up by over four degrees from minus 5.5 degrees the night before.
Qazigund, the gateway to the Valley, registered a minimum of minus 1.6 degrees Celsius, while Kupwara, a frontier district, recorded a minimum of minus 1.8 degrees.
Kokernag in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 1.4 degrees. Pahalgam in Anantnag district, which also serves as a base camp for the annual Amarnath Yatra, registered a low of minus 2.8 degrees Celsius-up from minus 8.6 degrees.
The minimum temperature in Gulmarg, the famous ski resort town in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, recorded a temperature of minus 2.6 degrees Celsius – up from the previous night’s minus 5 degrees Celsius.
Officials said the weather was likely to remain cloudy on Saturday with a possibility of light snow in scattered places towards the night with a 75 per cent chance of light-to-moderate snowfall at many places on Sunday.