Cold wave intensified across Kashmir

Cold wave intensified across Kashmir



Cold wave intensified across Kashmir


Pahalgam records -4.3°C, Srinagar -1.5 Weather to remain dry till Nov 27th : MeT


Srinagar, Nov 21 : The cold wave intensified in Kashmir with the minimum temperature dropping across the valley to stay several notches below the freezing point, with Pahalgam recording the season’s lowest temperature of minus 4.3 °C, officials said.

The weathermen have predicted more drop in night temperatures in coming days as weather will continue to remain dry till November 27.

Deputy Director Meteorological Department Center, Srinagar Mukhtar Ahmad told media, that several places in Kashmir and Ladakh are witnessing sub-zero temperatures for the past several days and foggy weather conditions will continue for next week.
 
He said the weather will remain mostly dry till Nov 27rd. On average minimum temperature is below normal by -2 to -3 across J&K except for some pockets of Chenab Valley. For the next week, weather will mainly remain dry and there is no forecast of any significant weather change till month end,” Mukhtar said.
 
The official added that the days shall remain sunny, while the early mornings and evenings shall remain extremely cold. Some areas, including Srinagar, will expect dense fog in the coming days which would affect traffic movement during early and late hours.
 
As per MeT data, Srinagar recorded the coldest night at minus 1.5°C. Ski resort Gulmarg shivered at minus 0.2°C. Qazigund, recorded minus 1.8°C. Kokernag recorded a low of minus 1.3°C
 
In UT Ladakh Leh recorded a low of minus 7.8°C, while Kargil recorded minus 4.9°C. 
 
As per the weather advisory, two-way traffic is going to ply on the Srinagar-Jammu highway on Sunday, subject to fair weather and better road condition. 

LMVs(Passenger) shall be allowed from both sides on Jammu-Srinagar NHW viz Jammu towards Srinagar and vice-versa. TCU Jammu/Srinagar shall liaise with TCU Ramban before releasing the traffic, it said.
 
Similarly on Mughal road, LMVs from both sides and HMVs (upto twelve tyres) from Srinagar towards Poonch shall be allowed. LMVs shall ply from Behramgalla 0800 hrs to 1500 hrs and HMVs shall ply from Herpora from 0900 hrs to 1500 hrs, the advisory said.
 
On Sonamarg-Kargil road, traffic from Srinagar towards Kargil shall be allowed to ply on the highway. LMVs followed by HMVs will be released from Sonamarg at 0900 hrs up to 1400 hrs. No vehicle shall be allowed after cut-off timing, it said.

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