Amid chilly weather, thick morning fog in Kashmir parts

Amid chilly weather, thick morning fog in Kashmir parts
Amid foggy mornings, shops and establishments in Kashmir begin their businesses in late hours of morning.Haseeb Ibn Hameed for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: While the entire Kashmir during the night intervening Friday and Saturday recorded sub-zero temperatures, early morning fog engulfed parts of the Valley. Even as the Meteorological Department (MeT) has predicted weather to remain cold and dry for next two days, a forecast issued by the MeT said the foggy conditions were likely to continue and even intensify in days to come. The morning fog has been making movement of traffic difficult during the morning.

As per the data shared by MeT department, summer capital Srinagar recorded minus 1.5 degrees Celsius during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. Srinagar had recorded minus 1.4 degrees Celsius on Thursday night.

The minimum temperature across the Valley stayed below the freezing point on Friday night and the mercury was two to three degrees below the normal for this part of the season, the MeT officials said.

Pahalgam in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 4.3 degrees Celsius, making it the coldest recorded station in Kashmir, Meteorological Department said.

Ski-resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir's Baramulla district recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1 degrees Celsius. The mercury in Kupwara in north Kashmir settled at a low of minus 2.7 degrees Celsius. Qazigund, the gateway town to the valley, recorded minus 1.8 degrees Celsius, while Kokernag, in south Kashmir, registered a low of minus 1.3 degrees Celsius, the MeT data said.

Director MeT, Sonam Lotus in a forecast issued earlier this week had said that “a light snowfall is likely over extreme north Kashmir parts on November 24,”.

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