Thick layer of fog has gripped Kashmir Valley particularly in summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir affecting normal life as the cold wave continued. However, weather is forecast to remain dry until Tuesday.

Poor visibility due to the fog hampered normal movement of traffic but flights at the Srinagar airport operated normally.

Witnesses said poor visibility led to traffic snarls at various places resulting in occasional collisions.

Meteorological Department said the fog was a result of a dip in night temperature and condensation in the atmosphere, and forecast weather to improve Friday onwards.

The lowest temperature in Srinagar Thursday night was one degree Celsius below freezing point, while tourist destination Pahalgam recorded minus 4.3 Celsius. Qazigund at the edge of Kashmir valley recorded minus 0.2 Celsius.

North Kashmir’s Kupwra recorded minus 0.6 degree Celsius, Gulmarg was at minus 2.6 and Kokernag recorded 0.6 degrees Celsius.

Jammu stood at 8.7 Celsius, Banihal 3.1, Katra 10.2, Batote 5.3, and Badherwa was at 5.7 degree Celsius.

Kargil was coldest at minus 7.8 Celsius followed by Leh at minus 7.1 degrees Celsius.