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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Dense fog engulfs Kashmir, Srinagar freezes at -8.2

Dense fog and mist added to extreme cold in Kashmir on Saturday as the weather office forecast no major change in the prevailing weather conditions during the next five days.

“Morning fog and mist enveloped Kashmir today morning. No significant change likely during the next 5 days,” an official of the local meteorological department said.

The ongoing 40-day long period of harsh winter called the ‘Chillai Kalan’ will end on January 31.

The minimum temperature was minus 8.2 in Srinagar, minus 9.4 in Pahalgam and minus 5.4 in Gulmarg today.

Leh town was at minus 14, Kargil minus 19 and Drass had minus 25.8 as the night’s lowest temperature.

On Friday, maximum in Drass was minus 8.1 degrees Celsius.

Jammu city had 6.2, Katra again 6.2, Batote 7.6, Bannihal 5.6 and Bhaderwah 4.7 as the minimum temperature.

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