Srinagar: Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season so far on Sunday as the mercury fell to minus 3 degrees Celsius. Also Read - Night Curfew, Cap on Wedding Guests, Mandatory Test For Travel: How States Are Fighting Fresh COVID Spike

Sonam Lotus, Director, Meteorological department for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh UTs told IANS, “The minimum temperature was minus 3.0 degrees Celsius today in Srinagar, which is the coldest recorded so far this season. It is minus 3.1 degrees below normal.” Also Read - Ladakh: Civil Society Calls For Week-long Lockdown, Essential Services Allowed | Details Here

Chilly winds from snow clad mountains were blowing into the valley Sunday morning as most locals preferred to remain indoors to avoid the cold weather. Also Read - After Filing For Divorce From Tina Dabi, Athar Khan Doesn't Want to Stay in Rajasthan; Applies For Deputation in J&K

The MET office has forecast another spell of rain/snow in J&K and Ladakh beginning on Monday with the main activity expected on November 24.

Gulmarg ski resort recorded minus 7.4 and Pahalgam hill station minus 2.6 as the minimum on Sunday.

At minus 15, the Drass town in Kargil district of Ladakh was the coldest place in J&K and Ladakh UTs on Sunday, while Leh town recorded minus 12.3 and Kargil town minus 8.5 as the minimum temperature.

In the Jammu division, Jammu city recorded 7.2, Katra town 7.0, Batote 2.3, Bannihal 1.0 and Bhaderwah 0.2 as the lowest temperatures on Sunday.