Srinagar: The summer capital, Srinagar, recorded coldest night of the season so far after the minimum temperature witnessed further drop and settled at minus 2.7 degree while weather woes coupled with frequent and unscheduled power cuts will continue in the Kashmir valley.
However, Leh in Ladakh region continued to freeze as the minimum temperature was minus 7.8 degree, freezing water bodies and taps though the authorities have now started supply water through tankers while people in far flung and remote areas are using spring water, which remained warm in winter and cold in summer.
There was no relief for the people in the valley even during the day as though sun was playing hide and seek with icy cold winds also continued.
A Met department spokesman said here this afternoon that weather will remain dry during the next 48 hours. However, there is possible of some relief in the Kashmir valley, where isolated rain is expected for three days from November 20.
He said due to dry weather and open sky during the night, the minimum temperature witnessed further drop in the Kashmir valley though maximum temperature was also below normal.
Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir recorded coldest night at minus 2.7 degree which was four notches below normal, he said adding the maximum temperature yesterday was 14. 4 degree also two degrees below normal.
The government offices and banks have already started Bukharis and other gadgets for heating purpose as it is very difficult to work in the chilly weather conditions.
Met spokesman said the weather will remain dry and sky clear during the next 24 hours in Srinagar and the maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 14 degree and minus 2 degree respectively during the next 24 hours.
Besides the weather woes, people are facing frequent and unscheduled power cuts in Srinagar and the situation in rural and far flung areas was worst.