The higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh continued to shiver on Monday, experiencing freezing weather, as night temperatures dipped in many parts of north India.
It was a cold night for residents of Jammu and Kashmir as the mercury stayed below zero and the minimum showed a downward trend in most parts.
Kargil and Leh districts in frontier region of Ladakh reeled under extreme cold as the night temperatures dipped to minus 18.6 and minus 11.8 degrees Celsius, respectively, the Met office said.
Kupwara in north Kashmir was the coldest place in the Valley with minimum temperature dipping to minus 5.5 degrees Celsius.
The night temperature also dipped to minus 1.8 degrees Celsius in Srinagar, summer capital of the state. It was one degree below normal.
Jammu region also experienced a cold night with the city recording a low of 8.7 degrees Celsius.
In the national capital, the mercury dipped to 7.6 degrees Celsius a degree less than Sunday, the Met office said. However, the sky was clear with bright sunshine.