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Dec 31, 2019

Jammu in grip of cold wave; fog engulfs several areas of Jammu

Jammu is in the grip of cold wave these days. The fog had engulfed several areas of Jammu today in the morning reducing the visibility to few meters in the entire city. The day temperature in Jammu yesterday broke all the past records of over 40 years while night temperature in Jammu was the lowest so far during this season. Amid cold wave conditions, dense fog and poor visibility, all the flights at Jammu Airport were cancelled and the train services remained badly affected.

Chief Scientist in Agro-Meteorology Department of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu Dr Mahinder Kumar said that Chatha observatory of Jammu yesterday recorded 8.0 Degree Celsius day temperature which is lowest so far. He disclosed that as per the last 40 years' record available with SKUAST. It was the coldest day so far.
Director of Airport Authority Dr Parbhat Ranjan said that due to dense fog and poor visibility throughout the day today, no flight operation could take place at Jammu Airport. He said, no flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Srinagar or other destinations, could land or take off from Jammu yesterday. Several Jammu bound flights were diverted to Srinagar where flight operation remained almost normal. 
A Northern Railway Spokesman said that due to dense fog and bad weather train- traffic was badly affected in J&K during past 12 hours.

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