Fog likely to continue till January 4 amidst dry spell: MeT

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SRINAGAR — The persistent dense fog in Kashmir, now spanning five days, is posing considerable difficulties for commuters across the region. This atmospheric phenomenon is attributed to an ongoing dry spell, underscoring the tangible impact of weather fluctuations on daily life.

An official from MeT said that from December 29 to 31, partly to generally cloudy dry weather with moderate to dense fog will be witnessed over the plains of Kashmir. “Jammu division with a slight improvement in visibility during December 30 and 31 due to approaching feeble Western Disturbance.”

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The official said that from January 1 to 3, the weather will remain generally dry. “On January 4, the weather will remain generally cloudy with light snow at isolated higher reaches,” he added.

Fog, he said, is likely to continue till January 4 due to the absence of any major wet spell. “Overall, no significant weather activity will take place till January 4,” he said.

Regarding the minimum temperatures, he said that Srinagar, known as the summer capital, shivered at -3.3°C while Qazigund registered a chilly -4.2°C. “Kokernag reports -2.6°C, Pahalgam experiences a bone-chilling -5.4°C, Kupwara measures -4.0°C and Gulmarg records -2.5°C,” he said.

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