Temperature dips below minus
The Biz Reporter
Srinagar, Nov 21: In a chilly start to the day, Kashmir Valley woke up to a thick blanket of fog, causing significant visibility issues across the region. The minimum temperatures recorded today reflect the winter’s firm grip on the valley, exacerbating the challenges posed by the dense fog.
The capital city, Srinagar, recorded a minimum temperature of -1.2°C, while Qazigund and Gulmarg reported -0.8°C and -0.6°C, respectively. Pahalgam, known for its breathtaking landscapes, experienced a chilly -2.9°C. Kupwara and Kokernag reported temperatures of -0.8°C and -0.2°C, while Baramulla and Budgam hovered around -0.2°C and -2.3°C, respectively. Pulwama and Anantnag recorded -2.7°C and -2.3°C, adding to the frigid conditions. The lower reaches of the valley, including Kulgam at -0.3°C and Shopian at -3.9°C, witnessed even colder temperatures.
The foggy conditions significantly impacted daily life, with commuters facing difficulties due to low visibility on roads.
Air and rail travel were also disrupted, leading to delays
. The local authorities have issued advisories urging residents to exercise caution while commuting and to use appropriate lighting and reflective gear.
The Meteorological Department predicts that the foggy conditions may persist for the next few days, emphasizing the need for residents to stay vigilant and take necessary precautions. As the winter deepens its hold on Kashmir, the region braces for more cold days and challenges posed by the winter weather.
In the face of these adverse weather conditions, the residents of Kashmir are urged to stay updated on weather forecasts and follow safety guidelines to navigate the challenges posed by the foggy weather and plummeting temperatures.