Cold wave grips Kashmir as minimum temperature dips below freezing point
Early morning fog and cold wave gripped Kashmir on Monday as the minimum temperature in the valley dipped below the freezing point at several places, including Srinagar city last night.
Srinagar city, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded the minimum temperature of minus 0.8 degrees Celsius, which was 1.2 degrees below the normal temperature for this time of the year, an official of the Indian Meteorological Department said.
The maximum temperature has also shown a decrease with the city recording a high of 12.5 degrees Celsius on Sunday.
Shopian was the coldest recorded place in the valley as the mercury settled at minus 3.8 degrees Celsius last night followed by Pahalgam in south Kashmir at minus 2.6 degrees Celsius.
Bandipora in north Kashmir recorded a low minus 2.5 degrees Celsius, while Gulmarg recorded minus 1.2 degrees Celsius.
Srinagar city was covered by a dense fog early in the morning, causing difficulty to the motorists due to the low visibility.
The weather is expected to remain dry across the valley over the next 48 hours.
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