Srinagar, Dec 25: Amid extreme chilly circumstances, a thick layer of fog engulfed Kashmir Valley on Monday affecting clean move visitors.
A meteorological division official right here informed GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 2.3°C in opposition to minus 2.1°C on earlier evening and it was 0.3°C under regular for the summer time capital of J&Okay for this time of the 12 months.
Most elements of the Valley together with Srinagar noticed a thick blanket of fog, decreasing visibility and inflicting inconvenience to commuters.
Qazigund recorded a minimal of minus 2.6°C in opposition to minus 2.0°C on the earlier evening, he mentioned. The minimal temperature was 0.6°C under regular for the gateway city of Kashmir, the MeT official mentioned.
Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 4.3°C in opposition to minus 3.9°C on the earlier evening and it was 0.7°C above regular for the well-known resort in south Kashmir.
Kokernag, additionally in south Kashmir, recorded a minimal of minus 1.6°C in opposition to minus 1.1°C on the earlier evening and the temperature was above regular by 0.5°C for the place, the official mentioned.
Kupwara city in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 3.0°C in opposition to minus 2.7°C on the earlier evening and it was 0.4°C under regular there, the official mentioned.
Gulmarg, the official mentioned, recorded a low of minus 2.6°C in opposition to minus 3.5°C on the earlier evening and the temperature was 3.2°C above regular for the world-famous snowboarding resort in north Kashmir.
Jammu, he mentioned, recorded a minimal of seven.3°C in opposition to 9.6°C on earlier evening, and it was under regular by 0.9°C for the winter capital of J&Okay.
Banihal recorded 6.2°C, Batote 5.9°C and Bhaderwah 2.4°C, he mentioned.
Kashmir valley is beneath ‘Chillai-Kalan’, the 40-day harsh interval of winter. Whereas ‘Chillai-Kalan’ will finish on January 30, it doesn’t imply an finish to the winter. It’s adopted by a 20-day-long interval referred to as ‘Chillai-Khurd’ that happens between January 30 and February 19 and a 10-day-long interval ‘Chillai-Bachha’ (child chilly) which is from February 20 to March 1.
Until December 26, climate is predicted to be typically dry, the MeT official mentioned.
“Usually cloudy climate is predicted with risk of sunshine snow over remoted increased reaches on December 27.
“Usually dry climate is predicted from December 28-31,” he mentioned, including, “Total there isn’t any vital climate exercise until December ending”.
He mentioned from January 1-3, climate is predicted to be typically cloudy with “gentle rain/snow at scattered locations.”
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