Srinagar: Residents of Jammu and Kashmir got some relief from the cold wave as the minimum temperatures rose by several degrees in most parts of the state with the mercury settling above the freezing point in Srinagar.
The night temperature in Srinagar settled at a low of 0.4 degree Celsius, above the freezing point for the first time in the past one week, a MeT Department official said here. Srinagar had recorded a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius the previous night.
The minimum temperature in Leh, in Ladakh region, also rose by over two degrees but the town continues to be the coldest place in Jammu and Kashmir.
The mercury in Leh settled at a low of minus 8.9 degrees Celsius as compared to yesterday's minus 11.2 degrees Celsius, the official said.
The night temperature in the nearby Kargil town also increased and the mercury recorded a low of minus 3.4 degrees Celsius.
Kupwara, in north Kashmir, recorded a temperature at minus 3.0 degrees Celsius as against the previous night's minus 2.9 degrees Celsius, he said.