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Cloudy conditions to continue in Kashmir

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Srinagar: The minimum temperature in most parts of Kashmir stayed close to freezing point under the influence of a mild Western Disturbance that has resulted in snowfall in upper reaches of the valley, officials said on Tuesday.

The minimum in Srinagar settled at a low of 1.1 degrees Celsius, almost same as the previous night’s 1 degrees Celsius, the officials said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 6 degrees Celsius, down 1.4 degrees from the previous night.

Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 0.7 degrees Celsius – three degrees up from the previous night, they said.

The officials said Qazigund recorded a minimum of 0.2 degrees Celsius, while the nearby south Kashmir town of Kokernag recorded a low of minus 0.6 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperature in Kupwara in north Kashmir settled at a low of 0.2 degrees Celsius.

The MET Office has said under the influence of a feeble Western Disturbance, the weather is most likely to remain generally cloudy with possibility of very light to light rain/snow in plains of J&K up to Wednesday and light to moderate snowfall over the higher reaches.

There is no forecast of any major rain or snow till the end of this month, it said.

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