Srinagar: Srinagar on Monday recorded the coldest December night of the season after 11 years at minus 6.8 degrees Celsius as bone chilling cold kept its grip over the region. It was on December 31, 2007, last time when mercury dipped to minus 7.2.
Meteorological department officials said that it was after 11 years that Srinagar recorded the coldest night.
Pahalgam and Gulmarg recorded minus 7.2 and minus 6.8 while the minimum was minus 14.7 in Leh and minus 15.2 degrees Celsius in Kargil.
Jammu city recorded 5.3, Katra 4.8, Batote minus 1.4, Bannihal minus 3 and Bhaderwah minus 2.1 degrees Celsius.
The valley is presently going through “Chillai-e-Kalan”, the harshest 40 days of winter which started on December 21 and will end on January 30.