Slight respite from cold as sun shines over JK

Highway Traffic From Jammu To Srinagar Today

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Jan 29: The slight increase in minimum as well as maximum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir Monday brought some respite for the people from the bone-chilling cold. The sunshine today broke the two-weeks long chill to a greater extent.
 An officer at the local Meteorological Department forecast improvement in weather conditions in next 24 hours. “The sunshine today broke the long chill that was haunting the people. We are expecting slight improvement in temperatures over the next 24 hours,” Director Metrology Sonam Lotus said.
 He said: “The weather will remain mainly dry till the end of January but a weather system is approaching the valley.”
 The skies in all three regions of the State—Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh—today remained clear for the entire day, leading to increase of maximum temperatures.
 Lotus said weather in most parts of the State remained dry and sunny, with minimum temperatures in the summer capital of Srinagar settling at minus 1.6 degree Celsius, which is 0.6 degree below normal and maximum of 12 degrees, which is 6 degree above normal.
 In highway town of Qazigund, minimum temperatures settled at minus 4.6, against last night’s temperature of minus 2.4 and maximum of 12 degrees Celsius.
 The tourist destination of Pahalgam, which remained coldest place of the valley, recorded minimum temperature of minus 7.1 degrees Celsius, two degrees below last night’s minimum of minus 5 degree Celsius and maximum of 8.8 degree Celsius.
 The ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded minimum temperature of minus 6.3 degree and maximum of 2.8 degree Celsius. Leh recorded minimum temperature of minus 16 degree and maximum of 1.2 degree Celsius.
 Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police (Traffic) said on 30.01.2013 (Wednesday), subject to fair weather conditions and good condition of road, all kinds of vehicles would be allowed to travel from Jammu side towards Kashmir in a regulated manner.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST




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