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As the biting cold kept its grip over Kashmir Valley, the local Meteorological (MeT) department on Wednesday predicted snowfall in the first week of January, 2019

Deputy Director MeT, Mukhtar Ahmad said that there is possibility of snowfall on January 1 or 2. “The weather will remain dry as it is cloudy today as well.  However we expect a downpour on Jan 1 or 2 that would break the spell,” he said.

Srinagar’s Dal Lake froze on Wednesday as the night temperature remained below freezing point.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state also continued to record below minus 6 temperature in the night while as Jammu also recorded the coldest night of the season.