cold wave wreaks havoc in Kashmir, flight canceled from Srinagar airport

Dec 08 2019 01:22 PM
cold wave wreaks havoc in Kashmir, flight canceled from Srinagar airport

Srinagar: The increasing cold wave has taken a tough stand in Kashmir. All flights at Srinagar airport were cancelled due to reduced visibility due to fog. Many passengers had to wait at the airport for hours and then had to return home when all the flights were cancelled. The headlights of vehicles were seen burning on the streets of Srinagar during the day.

According to information received from sources, from this morning onwards, the Kashmir Valley was wrapped in a thick sheet of fog. Visibility was such a task that even 50 peas did not see anything, due to which people had to burn their vehicles' headlight on the streets till noon. According to the Meteorological Department, the weather in Kashmir will be dry in the coming days, due to which the temperature will fall further. Drass in Ladakh region remained cold even today, where the temperature was minus 24.3 degrees Celsius.

Let us tell you that in Srinagar, the minimum temperature was recorded at minus 3.6 degrees Celsius, which was 0.9 degrees below normal. In the last three years, December was the coldest night of the week. There is no such place in Kashmir and Ladakh region where the temperature is above zero. Night temperature in Pahalgam was minus 5.9 degrees, while Gulmarg in North Kashmir recorded minus 5.6 degrees. Kokernag recorded minus 3.6 degree Celsius, while Kupwara in North Kashmir recorded minus 5.2 degree Celsius last night.

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