June 22, 2024

Severe cold wave grips J&K as Srinagar records season’s coldest night; morning fog hits visibility again

Severe cold wave grips J&K as Srinagar records season’s coldest night; morning fog hits visibility again

Srinagar, Nov 21 (GNS): There was not let up in severe cold conditions in Jammu and Kashmir as Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, recorded season’s coldest night on Tuesday.

A meteorological department official told GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 1.2°C against minus 0.8°C on the previous night. The temperature was minus 2.0°C below normal for this time of the year in the capital city, he said.

Most parts of the city also saw a thick blanket of fog, reducing visibility and causing inconvenience to commuters during morning.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 0.8°C against minus 0.4°C on previous night, he said. The minimum temperature was minus 2.0°C below normal for the place, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 2.9°C, below 1°C than the normal.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 0.2°C which was below normal for the place by around minus 2°C, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 0.8°C which was 1.°C below normal, the official said.

Gulmarg recorded a minimum of minus 0.6°C and it was above 1°C normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, the official said.

Jammu, the winter capital of J&K, recorded a minimum of 11.2°C which was below normal by minus 1°C for the place, he said.

Till November 26, the weatherman has predicted generally dry weather with “occasional cloudiness on November 25.”

Overall, he said, no significant weather activity is expected till November 26. He said there is going to be “shallow fog with mist during morning and evening hours.” (GNS)

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