Srinagar: The Kashmir valley witnessed a sharp drop in the minimum temperature on Sunday morning, after recording a record-high temperature on the previous day. The Meteorological Centre Srinagar said that the minimum temperature in Srinagar was -4.2°C, which was 2.1°C below the normal of -2.1°C. Srinagar had a maximum temperature of 15.0°C on Saturday, which was the highest since 2003 for this period of the season.
Other places in the valley also experienced a cold wave, with Qazigund, Kokernag, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, and Kupwara recording below-normal minimum temperatures. The MeT office said that the weather will remain dry till January 23, with feeble Western disturbances affecting the region from January 16 to 20. These disturbances may cause cloudy weather and light snowfall over isolated higher reaches during this period.