Weather to remain dry till January 27: MeT
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday said that weather will remain dry in Jammu and Kashmir till January 27, while foggy conditions in Jammu city were likely to prevail for next four days.
According to J&K Director of MeT, Sonam Lotus, mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the state for next week, till January 27.
"Right now there is no sign of arrival of western disturbance in the state, which mainly trigger rains. So the weather is likely to remain dry for this week, ending on January 27," he said.
He added that this period is known as stable weather as the day temperature remains constant with slight colder morning and night hours.
He further said that usually the fog occurs due to temperature emission, 'but as temperature will not change much in next few days, the fog will also remain in plains of Jammu for another four to five days'.
Foggy and chilly conditions hit normal life in the winter capital by affecting road, air and rail traffic.
D K Goutam, Airport Director Jammu, said that due to dense fog the air traffic was affected in the state.
"Normally at Jammu airport flights land and take-off since morning between 8-9 am but due to the dense fog and low visibility, the operations started around 12.30 – about four hours behind the scheduled timings," he said.
Similarly, the dense fog also caused delay in arrival and departure of several Jammu bound trains, while thin traffic was witnessed on highways and roads.
According to sources in Northern Railway, several Jammu and Katra -bound trains including premier services were running late by several hours due to bad weather condition.