Intense cold, dense fog affect life in IIOJK

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Srinagar: In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, intense cold and dense fog engulfed parts of the Kashmir Valley, today (Wednesday).

According to Kashmir Media Service, Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir Valley were engulfed with a thick layer of fog that reduced visibility and affected normal life on Wednesday. Vehicles had to keep their headlights on while moving on the roads in Srinagar.

The Meteorological Centre in Srinagar forecast weather generally will remain dry with moderate to dense fog over Central Kashmir, the plains of Baramulla, Ganderbal, and Pulwama district till the end of the month. It said there is a possibility of light snow over higher reaches during the evening or night on the eve of New Year in occupied Kashmir.

The weather will remain generally dry during January 1-2, 2024, while there could be light rain or snow in scattered places on January 3-4, the MeT office said.

It is to be mentioned here that occupied Kashmir is passing through Chillai Kalan – the 40-day harshest winter period. The Chillai Kalan begins on December 21 and ends on January 31. With maximum chances of snowfall during this period, sub-zero temperatures cause freezing of water bodies, including Dal Lake during the period.

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