Srinagar, Dec 8:
Kashmir was engulfed in a dense layer of fog throughout Sunday as visibility
dropped considerably forcing cancellation of all flights for the second consecutive
The valley is
going through a period of dry and cold weather even as Meteorological (MeT)
department has predicted isolated rains and snow beginning 11th of this month.
Sonam Lotus said there will be a slight improvement in the foggy conditions on
improvement (in visibility) is expected from Tuesday onwards,” he told The
The valley, he
said, will witness light rains on December 11.
heavy snowfall is predicted between the intervening night of 12 and 13
December,” said Lotus.
temperature, calm winds (1 to 2 km per hour), more than 75% humidity, and
suspended dust particles in the atmosphere are the reasons for such dense fog,”
Lotus said that
similar foggy conditions occurred back in November months of 2015 and 2016.
The thick layer
of fog suspended all flight operations as Srinagar airport for the second
at Srinagar airport were cancelled on Sunday and no flight operations took
place,” an Airport Authority of India (AAI) official said.
The official said
28 flights, including those for the armed forces, were scheduled at the airport
airlines took the decision to cancel all flights because of very poor
visibility caused by heavy fog in the valley,” the official said.
have been severely affected at the airport for the past three days.
several flights were cancelled, while no flight operations took place on
A thick layer of
fog engulfed most parts of the valley on Sunday affecting visibility and
causing problems to people especially to motorists.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Sign me up for the newsletter!
Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email.
I consent to the terms and conditions