An official of the Met Department said that the weather conditions across the Valley would remain dry till January 1, 2018. “After January 1, there is a possibility of bad weather for one or two days,” he said.

Kargil recorded the night’s lowest temperature at minus 16.2 degrees Celsius while neighbouring Leh recorded a minimum temperature of minus 15.1, Met office said.

Drass town was the coldest in the Jammu and Kashmir at minus 22.2.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of minus 7.7 while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 6.7 degrees Celsius.

Gulmarg, the famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 9.3 degrees Celsius.

The night temperature in Pahalgam – the famous health resort which also serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra – settled at a low of minus 9.5 degrees.

Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 5.5 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 6.3 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu recorded a low of 2.6 degrees Celsius while Batote recorded minus 0.9, Banihal recorded minus 4.0, and Bhaderwah recorded minus 2.7 degree Celsius.