Intense cold conditions continued across J&K and Ladakh with world famous Gulmarg recording a low of minus 10.0°C on Thursday.
A meteorological department official told that, the mercury in the world famous resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district was down by nearly two degrees Celsius from minus 8.6°C the previous night.
The minimum temperature in Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, settled at minus 2.1°C and against previous night’s minus 3.9°C which was the lowest temperature recorded this season.
Jammu, the J&K’s winter capital, saw a low of 5.9°C which is minus 3.3°C below normal, he said.
Ladakh’s Leh had a low of minus 15.0°C against last night’s minus 11.6°C while automatic Kargil station recorded minimum of minus 12.5°C.
Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 19.2°C, the official said.
The weather office has forecast mainly dry weather till December 22.