Weatherman forecasts sharp dip in temperature

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Dec 5: Meteorological department today forecast sharp dip in temperature and low visibility due to fog in coming days in Kashmir.
After pleasant sunshine from past few days, Kashmir today witnessed cloudy weather, however there were no reports of rain or snow from any part of the Valley.
“Temperature will witness a sharp dip in coming days. Besides sky would also remain cloudy for next few days. We are not expecting any form of precipitation in plains, but higher reaches may receive very light snowfall in next two days,” said Director Meteorology, Sonam Lotus.
“The visibility will also reduce in mornings due to fog,” Lotus said.
Lotus said that morning frost would be a general phenomenon from now on. “As temperature remains on minus side during nights, there is always a possibility of morning frost from now onwards,” he said.
An official of the Meteorology Department said that the summer capital Srinagar recorded minimum temperature of minus 2.4 and maximum of 9.4 degree Celsius. The intervening night of 4 December recorded minus 2.9 degree Celsius, lowest of the season.
The frontier district Leh recorded minimum of minus of 12.2 and maximum of 7.6 degree Celsius. The skiing resort Gulmarg received minimum of minus 6.0 and maximum of 9.0 degree Celsius. The tourist destination of Pahalgam recorded minimum of minus 4.2 and maximum of 7.2 degree Celsius. The gateway of valley, Qazigund recorded minimum of minus 2.6 and maximum of 11.7 degree Celsius. Kupwara recorded minimum of minus 1.3 and maximum of 8.1 degree Celsius respectively.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 5 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 5 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 6 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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