Srinagar : A couple of places including the Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district recorded the season’s coldest night while the dense fog continued to blanket Kashmir, causing inconvenience to the commuters across the valley on Friday.
For the first straight day, the dense fog engulfed Kashmir including Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir. The experts have stated the dense fig is an outcome of the persistent dry spell as well as the air pollution here.
Director Meteorological department (MeT), Dr Mukhtar Ahmad said that the fog would likely continue till January 04 due to the absence of any major wet spell here.
Moreover, Ganderbal, Budgam in Central Kashmir and Bandipora in north Kashmir recorded the coldest night of the season at minus 6.7 degree Celsius.
Pahalgam in South Kashmir recorded a low of minus 5.4 degree Celsius. Srinagar, however, shivered at minus 3.3 degree Celsius while Qazigund in South Kashmir has recorded a low of minus 4.2 degree Celsius.
Gulmarg, a famous ski-resort, has recorded a low of minus 2.5 degree Celsius. Kupwara in north Kashmir has recorded a low of minus 4.0 degree Celsius while Kokernag recorded a minimum temperature of minus 2.6 degree Celsius.
Moreover, the MeT Director said that the weather is expected to remain partly to generally cloudy with dry conditions. He added that there is a possibility of slight improvement in visibility during December 30th & 31st due to approaching feeble Western Disturbance.
On January 3 & 4, the weather is expected to remain cloudy with possibility of light snow at isolated higher reaches. “Overall there is no forecast of any significant weather activity till 4th January,” he said