Srinagar, 31 Jan: Piercing cold wave continued unabated across Kashmir on Sunday with Kokernag being the coldest place in the Valley at minus 13.1 degrees Celsius.
Kashmir Weather, an independent weather forecaster, has forecast improvement in night temperatures from tonight with a chance of light snowfall at some places during next 4 days.
Srinagar recorded a low temperature of minus 8.8 degrees Celsius last night – lowest since 1991 and 7.8 degrees below the normal for this time of the year.
Severe cold hit the city on January 20, 1991, when the mercury dipped to minus 11.8°C.
The lowest temperature ever recorded in the month of January in Srinagar was on January 31, 1893 when the mercury had gone down to minus 14.4 degrees Celsius.
Today’s temperature also breached the lowest of the season so far minus 8.4 degrees Celsius recorded on January 14.
Water taps, lakes, ponds and other water bodies were frozen in and around Srinagar in the morning.
Gulmarg and Kupwara in north Kashmir recorded low temperatures of minus 8.0 and minus 4.7 degrees Celsius respectively.
Pahalgam and Qazigund recorded the minimum temperatures of minus 12.0°C and minus 10.2°C respectively.