Srinagar, Jan. 13 -- -The night temperatures plummeted across Kashmir valley with Srinagar recording coldest night of the season so far, the weatherman said on Wednesday.

Srinagar city - the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir - recorded a low of minus 7.8 degrees Celsius down from minus 0.9 degrees Celsius the previous night, said a MET official.

Srinagar recorded the lowest temperature of the season so far and the coldest January night in the past eight years.

The official said that previously the mercury had plummeted in Srinagar to minus 7.8degC on 14 January 2012, minus 8.3degC in 1995 and minus 11.8 in 1991 besides lowest ever on 31 January 1893.

He said that the minimum temperature in Gulmarg tourist resort settled at minus 10....