Srinagar, Nov 21: The cold grip tightens in the Kashmir Valley as Srinagar experiences the coldest night of the season with temperatures plummeting to -1.2°C on Tuesday. Intense fog in the early hours causes delays in morning flights at the Srinagar International Airport due to reduced visibility. Flight operations resume after improved visibility.
The Meteorological Centre in Srinagar forecasts shallow to moderate fog persisting until November 27 over many places in the Kashmir Division. The weather is expected to remain generally dry, with a shift to cloudy conditions and the possibility of light rain or snow at isolated higher reaches on November 23. From November 24 to 26, the weather is likely to stay dry, followed by generally cloudy conditions with a chance of light rain or snow at isolated higher reaches from November 27 to 30.
The MeT office notes a dip in minimum temperatures across all stations in the Kashmir Division. The lowest minimum temperatures recorded include Konibal (-4.4°C), Pahalgam (-2.9°C), Gulmarg (-0.6°C), Kupwara (-0.8°C), Qazigund (-0.8°C), Banihal (2.8°C), and Srinagar (-1.2°C) on Tuesday.
Commuters in Srinagar navigate through haze and fog, forcing them to keep headlights on amid dim visibility. The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir experiences the coldest night of the season, with a minimum temperature of -1.2°C recorded on Tuesday. The weather outlook indicates generally dry conditions with no significant weather activity expected till the end of November.