Srinagar: Srinagar witnessed the coldest night of the season so far as the minimum temperature dropped to minus 1.7 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

"The coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir was, however, Leh where the minimum was minus 10.2," an official of the Met Department said here. While Kargil town was at minus 6.6 degrees Celsius.

In the city here, for the first time this season, people were seen struggling with frozen water taps in the morning. People lit small fires around exposed water taps to de-freeze them.

The minimum temperature was minus 2.7 in Pahalgam, while Gulmarg recorded minus 5.6 as Tuesday's minimum.

In the Jammu region, the minimum temperature in Jammu city was 8.8, in Katra 9.6, Batote 5.4, Bannihal 5.7 and Bhaderwah 2.1 degrees Celsius.

Due to clear night sky, the weather office has forecast further drop in the night temperatures across the state till Thursday.