At minus 9o degrees Celsius, Gulmarg ski resort in north Kashmir was the coldest in the state on Sunday.
"The minimum temperature in Gulmarg dropped to minus 10.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday while it was 0.6 in Srinagar, minus 6.5 in Pahalgam and minus 4.6 in Leh town of Ladakh region," an official of the Srinagar met office told IANS.
State capital Shimla was cold at three degrees as it saw 35.4 mm rain in the past 24 hours.Nearby destination Kufri and Narkanda recorded mild spells of snowfall on Friday. After a foggy morning, the national capital experienced a cloudy Saturday and the chilliest day in last four years as winds across the city took the maximum temperature down to 15.7 degrees Celsius, seven notches below average, the met office said. The weather is expected to be similar on Sunday too.
In the plains of Punjab, Sikh holy city Amritsar recorded a minimum temperature of 4.4 degrees, making it the coldest place in the state. Industrial city Ludhiana recorded a low of 8.2 degrees.In Haryana, Narnaul town recorded minimum temperature of 8.3 degrees.Chandigarh experienced some sunshine on Saturday after being lashed by light showers on Friday. The city recorded a maximum temperature of 19.2 degrees, three degrees below normal.
Weather officials said that the "western disturbance", or an extra tropical storms in the Mediterranean Sea that causes rain and snow in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh, which was active over Jammu and Kashmir for the last three days, had weakened and weather across the state was likely to improve.