Kashmir woke up to foggy and cold conditions early in the morning as the minimum temperature in the valley dropped below freezing in many places, including Srinagar city, on Tuesday.
While the Meteorological Center in Srinagar has predicted dry weather for Jammu and Kashmir, isolated morning fog is expected to continue in the Kashmir division in the next 24 hours.
In Srinagar, dry conditions and cloudy skies contribute to atmospheric haze, resulting in reduced visibility. Dense fog continues to create difficulties for vehicles in the early morning and evening hours.
“The morning flight at Srinagar Airport was postponed due to fog. An official said that the flights planned in the morning will start when the fog lifts.
Independent weather forecaster Kashmir weather suggests that the current foggy conditions are expected to ease in the coming days as fresh weak Western Disturbance is expected to affect Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
It was stated that there is a possibility of light rain/snow in some parts of Kashmir, especially north Kashmir, on Thursday.
It was stated that the minimum temperature in the Kashmir plains is expected to remain below freezing for two more days.
“Two more weak Western Disturbances are expected between November 25 and 30, which may result in partly cloudy or overcast conditions,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, Srinagar shivered at -1.2°C, while Qazigund and Gulmarg reported -0.8°C and -0.6°C respectively. Pahalgam in the valley recorded a freezing of -2.9°C, highlighting the severity of the cold. Kupwara and Kokernag maintained a similar chill at -0.8°C and -0.2°C.
While Baramulla and Budgam both recorded freezing cold of -0.2°C, Pulwama and Anantnag experienced a sharper cold of -2.7°C and -2.3°C. In southern regions, Kulgam experienced -0.3°C and Shopian recorded the lowest temperature at -3.9°C.
(With input from KNS).
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