Life affected as cold wave intensifies in Jammu and Kashmir

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A cold and foggy Monday morning was recorded in Srinagar as the minimum temperature dipped below freezing point at many places in Jammu and Kashmir.

As dense fog forced many people in various places to begin their daily chores late, motorists and commuters out on the streets faced a tough time due to low visibility.

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Vehicular traffic moved at a sluggish pace on Srinagar roads, with many drivers preferring to switch on fog lamps on their vehicles.

“Heavy fog will occur on Tuesday morning also and visibility will be very low,” an official of the local weather office said.

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Meanwhile, the minimum temperature in Srinagar city today was recorded at 1.3 degrees Celsius.

“It will be partly cloudy in Srinagar today (Monday),” the official said.

The overnight minimum temperatures in tourist destinations of Gulmarg and Pahalgam dipped to minus 2.5 and minus 0.9 degrees Celsius respectively.

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Local meteorological office forecast light rain and snowfall at isolated places in the state in the next 24 hours.

In Leh town of Ladakh region, mercury stayed at minus 0.3 degrees Celsius on Monday.

The minimum temperature in Jammu was 12 degrees Celsius on Monday.

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