Kashmir’s night temperatures expected to touch new low

A truck caught in shooting stones

KL News Network


Sunny days over Srinagar do not necessarily mean Kashmir weather conditions are improving holistically. The fact is that night temperature is getting down and may create a new record in recent times.

The night temperature is expected to be somewhere around minus eight degrees Celsius that will continue spiraling down and reach minus 13 degrees by Wednesday night, weather specialists suggest.

The intense cold during nights would essentially mean roads getting slippery and there is a strong possibility of Dal creates a new sold as a solid mass by getting strongly frozen. This situation, however, will start easing by Thursday night when the temperature will gradually improve during nights.

Improvement in day temperature has helped visibility to the extent that there was no cancellation of any of the 18 flights on Sunday. Air India has actually added one flight to its routine schedule so that it could fly the stranded Umrah goers to Mecca.

The airport in Srinagar remained massively busy on Sunday as the air connectivity resumed for the first time after four days of hiatus.

Part of the pressure was attributed to the continued closure of the Srinagar Jammu highway because of slippers road and shooting stones at various places. Most of the inter-district connectivity, however, has resumed and is operational.

Reports said that the BRO that manages the highway is sprinkling salt and urea around Patnitop to break the massive frost so that it is become traffic worthy. Apart from slides being cleared at Battery Chashma and Mehar Ramban besides Dakwas and Nashri, shooting stones were intermittently reported at Marog as well.

Meanwhile, officials said that Chief Minister Ms Mehbooba Mufti was in Srinagar till late in the afternoon and was perhaps the last VIP to take off from Srinagar for Jammu. Earlier report suggesting that she was the first to take off from Srinagar airport was misreported because the state plane took off from Srinagar airport. It, however, was carrying governor and a few ministers.



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