Dense fog makes life difficult in Jammu

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Jammu/Srinagar:  Life in Jammu has been affected yet another time as Leh town in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a minimum temperature. It showed a minus 16.4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. This is the season’s lowest recorded temperature so far.

Heavy fog in Jammu has forced aviation authorities to re-schedule the morning flights to and from the city airport.

The visibility was affected most by motorists and commuters who could only see less than five meters ahead of them.

“Leh recorded the season’s lowest minimum temperature at minus 16.4 degrees. Kargil town recorded minus 15.0 degrees on Wednesday,” said an official from the Meteorological department.

The weather is likely to remain dry in Jammu and Kashmir, for another 24 hours. Sources said that this 40-day-long period of extreme cold in the valley known as the ‘Chillai Kalan’ began on December 21.

“In the Valley, Srinagar recorded a low of minus 4.4 degrees, minus 7.5 degrees in Pahalgam and minus 7.4 degrees in Gulmarg on Wednesday,” said an official from the Meteorological department.

“In Jammu, the lowest night temperature was 5.6 degrees while it was 5.0 degrees in Katra, 2.0 degrees in Batote, 4.7 degrees in Bannihal, minus 2.4 degrees in Bhaderwah and 0.7 degrees in Udhampur,” he added.