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Srinagar: Cold conditions tightened its grip over Jammu and Kashmir as Srinagar experienced the season’s coldest night of the season with minimum temperature plummeted to minus 1.4 degree Celsius on Friday.

Meteorological Department forecasted of mainly dry weather over Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, experienced the coldest night of the season today with the minimum temperature plunged to minus 1.4 degree Celsius against the minus 0.8 degree Celsius recorded on previous night.

The temperature was minus 1.5 degree Celsius below normal during this time of the season, the MeT office said.

However the day temperature was 0.9 degree Celsius above normal against the 13.8 degree Celsius recorded on Friday. Mild fog engulfed the famous Dal Lake, Boulevard road and other parts of Srinagar even as sun appeared with cold conditions prevailing around.

The minimum temperature at the ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir marginally improved and it recorded 0.0 degree Celsius on Friday against the minus 2.4 degree Celsius recorded the previous night which was 2.1 degree above normal during this time of the year at the valley of meadow.

Tourist hot spot of Pahalgam in south Kashmir had a low of minus 3.6 degree Celsius against the minus 4.4 degree Celsius recorded the previous night. It was minus 1.2 degree Celsius below normal during this time of the season for the resort.

Qazigund on Srinagar-Jammu national highway recorded a low of minus 2.2 degree Celsius against the minus 2.0 degree Celsius recorded the previous night, Kukernag minus -0.5 and frontier Kashmir district of Kupwra had a low of minus 2.4 degree Celsius, MeT office added.

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