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Freezing cold conditions prevail across Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Freezing cold conditions continued in Kashmir valley with all places recording minimum temperature below normal for this time of the year on Friday.

A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded minus 1.4°C against 2.1°C on the previous night.

On Wednesday November 17, Srinagar recorded minus 1.5°C which was the coldest night so far this season.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 1.5°C against minus 1.0°C on the previous night, the official said.

Ladakh's Leh recorded a low of minus 6.6°C against last night's minus 4.0°C while Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 10.6°C.

The weatherman has forecast mainly dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir with morning fog at isolated places over plains of Valley.

"The weather will remain cloudy with possibility of light rain/snow during 24th and 25th." He however said that there was no forecast of any major snowfall till ending November.




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