Srinagar recorded the coldest night of this winter at minus 2.7 degrees Celsius as most places in Kashmir division continued to reel under intense cold with the night temperature staying several degrees below freezing point.
"Due to clear skies in view of over three-month long dry spell, the minimum temperature plummeted further at most places in Kashmir and continued to settle several degrees below the freezing point," a spokesman of the MET department said.
He said Srinagar recorded its coldest night at minus 2.7 degrees Celsius – four degrees below normal during this part of the season, against yesterday's minus 1.7 degrees Celsius. The spokesman forecast mainly dry weather till November 20 but predicted light rainfall the next day.
Srinagar and other parts of the valley recorded the first sub-zero temperature on November 8, attributed to the long dry spell in Kashmir.
There was very scant rainfall over the past three months as a result of which the days remain warmer while the night temperature continued to be on declining trend due to absence of cloud cover.