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Kashmir Chills amid Dense fog

Srinagar, Dec 25 (WD): As freezing temperatures persist, a thick veil of fog enveloped the Kashmir Valley on Monday, disrupting smooth traffic flow.

A meteorological department official in Srinagar informed GNS that the temperature in Srinagar dipped to minus 2.3°C from the previous night’s minus 2.1°C, marking 0.3°C below the usual for this time of the year in the summer capital of J&K.

Widespread fog, drastically reducing visibility, gripped most parts of the Valley, causing inconvenience to commuters. Qazigund reported a minimum of minus 2.6°C, slightly below the previous night’s minus 2.0°C, and Pahalgam recorded minus 4.3°C, 0.7°C above the norm for the renowned south Kashmir resort.

Kokernag, in south Kashmir, saw a minimum of minus 1.6°C, and Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded minus 3.0°C. Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort, reported minus 2.6°C, while Jammu recorded 7.3°C, below the normal by 0.9°C for the winter capital of J&K.

Banihal recorded 6.2°C, Batote 5.9°C, and Bhaderwah 2.4°C. The Kashmir Valley is currently in the midst of ‘Chillai-Kalan,’ the 40-day harsh winter period, set to end on January 30.

The weather is expected to remain generally dry until December 26. The official anticipates generally cloudy weather with a chance of light snow over isolated higher reaches on December 27. From December 28-31, dry weather is expected, with no significant weather activity until the end of December. Starting January 1-3, the forecast indicates generally cloudy weather with the possibility of light rain/snow at scattered places. (WD)

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