Night temperatures improved throughout Jammu and Kashmir due to cloud cover as the weather office on Sunday forecast snow in higher reaches during the next 48 hours.
“After a long dry spell of nearly three months, we are expecting rain and snow in the higher reaches of the state during the next 48 hours,” an official of the MET department said.
“Due to the night-long cloud cover, there has been overall improvement in the minimum temperatures through the state on Sunday.”
“The lowest night temperature was 11.9 degrees in Jammu city while it was 12.0 in Katra town, 9.8 in Batote, 3.5 in Bannihal and 4.6 in Bhaderwah town of Jammu region,” he added.
The official said the lowest night temperature in Srinagar city was minus 0.9 degrees Celsius while it was minus 3.5 in Pahalgam and 1.5 in Gulmarg.
“Kargil town in Ladakh region recorded minus 5.2 which is the lowest recorded night temperature in any town of the state.”
“Leh town recorded minus 3.8 as the minimum temperature,” the official added.