Temp below 4 degree normal
Jammu, Jan 11: Winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir recorded coldest day of the season today with the minimum temperature dipping to 4 degrees Celsius, below four degree from the normal.
Intense cold conditions disrupted normal life in Jammu region on Monday. Though there was some respite from the thick fog, chilly winds continued blowing throughout the day.
Sources in the metrological department said that the Monday was the coldest day of the season as mercury dipped to four degree Celsius. The Jammu city had recorded a minimum of 5.3 deg C on Sunday.
The Metrological department attributed the cold conditions to icy winds blowing from snow-capped mountains in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. According to the MeT Department, shallow fog may continue tomorrow and there may be light rain around evening and snow on the mountains.
Talking to Greater Kashmir Director Metrological Department Sonam Lotus said that the cold conditions would continue for the couple of days with snowfall on the upper reaches.
“The cold conditions will continue for some more days and we expect snowfall on the upper reaches in the next two three days,” he said
The cold is raising difficulties for the school going children who have to attend their classes from 10 in the morning till 4 PM. Though the Education Department rescheduled the timing from 9 am to 3 pm to 10 am to 4 pm within the city limits yet it is becoming tough for the children to attend the schools.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 11 Jan 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 11 Jan 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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