SRINAGAR: Jammu city on Sunday recorded the coldest day. The minimum temperature marked barely half a degree Celsius above the freezing point. Experts claim that this is the coldest the city had marked since 1945.
The last one week continued to send shivers to those residing in the city. Life had been difficult for commuters and motorists due to the dense fog and the chilly wave.
The weather office has forecast chilly days in Jammu till January 27.
“Foggy weather accompanied by chilly wind will continue in Jammu city till 27th of this month,” said Sonam Lotus, Director of Jammu and Kashmir meteorological department.
Trains were cancelled and some rescheduled due to the dense fog. The
air traffic also remained suspended due to poor visibility. Motorists used headlights and blinkers to caution the vehicles ahead in the fog-blanketed city.
As per the records, the minimum temperature recorded in Jammu city today was 3.2 degrees Celsius. It was 4.9 in Katra, 1.9 in Batote, fractionally above the freezing point at 0.1 at Banihal and 0.8 in Udhampur town, and minus 0.9 in Bhaderwah.
In Srinagar, the night temperature stayed well below the freezing point at minus 3.3 degrees Celsius on Monday, while it was minus 5.9 in Pahalgam and minus 4.5 in Gulmarg.
In the Ladakh region, the minimum temperature was a whopping minus 14.7 degrees Celsius in the Leh town and minus 15.6 in Kargil town.