Cold Wave experienced in Kashmir Valley



Srinagar: Officials from Srinagar stated that the temperature remained several degrees below the freeing point throughout the Kashmir Valley today. The foggy weather caused inconvenience to people in Jammu city.

“The minimum temperature was minus 3.1 in Srinagar today on Friday. It was minus 3.4 in Pahalgam and minus 5.6 in Gulmarg,” a meteorological department official said.

“Kargil town was the coldest town in the state today as the night temperature dropped to minus 12.0 there while Leh town recorded minus 7.4 degrees as the day’s minimum temperature,” he added.

The foggy weather on Friday morning experienced a  temperature of 8.5 degrees. Officials said that the weather will remain the same for another 24 hours.

“Katra town recorded 7.0, Batote 2.1, Bannihal minus 0.1, Bhaderwah 0.0 and Udhampur 4.3 as the minimum temperature,” the official added.

Foggy weather kept many commuters and office-goers inside homes. Traffic was halted and commutation was difficult because of the dense fog in Jammu city, today morning.