No Respite from Fog For Next 24 Hrs

SRINAGAR: There was no respite from chill as more trouble is in store for the people of Kashmir valley who are facing fog, poor visibility and icy cold winds for the past two days. 

A Met department official said, “the visibility which was 100 meters during morning hours in Srinagar, Monday, disrupting air, rail and road traffic, was just 45 meters Tuesday morning.” 

Sonam Lotus, director Met office said: “Intense morning fog is likely to continue tomorrow (Wednesday) as well. We are expecting a Western Disturbance (WD) on November 26 and November 27. Foggy weather conditions will end due to light rain expected on November 26 and 27.”

Traffic department officials have issued advisories to travelers on Srinagar-Jammu national highway and other roads that have heavy traffic to exercise extreme caution to avoid accidents.

Lotus said the minimum temperature in Srinagar city was 0.9 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

“It was 1.1 in Pahalgam, -2.6 in Gulmarg, – 6.4 in Kargil, – 5.8 in Leh, 9.9 in Jammu, 6.6 in Batote, 1.0 in Bannihal, 2.8 in Bhaderwah and 1.8 in Katra town today (Tuesday),” Lotus said.

There was some improvement in the famed health resort of Pahalgam where the mercury witnessed about two degree improvement, mainly due to cloudy sky. 

Ladakh region witnessed major drop in the minimum temperature as compared to Monday when there was considerable improvement. Against yesterdays minus 0.3 degree it was the mercury dropped and settled at minus 5.8 degree while at Kargil it was minus 6.4 degree minimum temperature.

Officials said, “there is possibility of light snow and the maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 12 degree and one degree at Leh during the next 24 hours.” 

At Jammu the sky would be partially to generally cloudy and the maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 23 degree an 12 degree respectively during the next 24 hours

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