Srinagar: Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded the coldest night of the season at minus 2.1 degree Celsius against minus 1.0°C on the previous night.
The cold wave has tightened grip in Kashmir for the last one week amid forecast of dry spell.
The minimum temperature continued to settle below freezing point in the Valley as majority of stations recorded sub-zero temperature.
Details available with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that the minimum temperature at world famous ski-resort, Gulmarg was recorded at minus 1.0 degree Celsius on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday while Kupwara in north Kashmir recorded a temperature of minus 1.4 degree Celsius.
The mercury in Kokernag in South Kashmir settled at minus 0.4 degree Celsius while in Qazigund the minimum temperature was recorded at minus 1.4 degree Celsius—(KNO)
He said the occupants of government quarter number 1, 4, 6 and 7, which belong to ex-MLA Mohammad Altaf Wani, ex-MLA Abdul Rahim Rather, ex-MLA Abdul Majeed Bhat and former CM Mehbooba Mufti respectively have been asked to vacate within 24 hours.
The government quarters are located at the Housing Colony Khanabal and the occupants have been warned of action under law if they fail to vacate the premises within the stipulated time.