snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir
Despite light clouds and drizzle in most parts of northern India, including the national capital Delhi, there was a reprieve from the severe cold on Friday. Dense fog also brought relief to Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and Western UP due to the effect of Western Disturbance, but dense fog remained in most areas of East UP and Bihar.
The Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for cold waves and fog in Delhi-NCR, including northern India, for three days.
During this time, the minimum temperature will reach four degrees. While in some parts of Delhi the minimum temperature can drop below four degrees. Due to the snowfall in the mountains, the cold returns to the plains. Due to this it will get cold in Delhi-NCR within 48 hours.
According to the Meteorological Service, the effect of dense fog and cold will be visible from Saturday itself. But the effect of the freezing winter starts from January 15. The Meteorological Service has predicted dense fog and cold spells for January 17, 18 and 19. The minimum temperature drops by three to five degrees.
On the other hand, due to snowfall in Himachal, 194 roads, including three national highways, remained closed and 148 power transformers were jammed. Vehicle movement has stopped in Atal Tunnel Rohtang. Several flights from Srinagar have been canceled due to snowfall. Jammu-Srinagar National Highway closed. More than three thousand vehicles have been stranded here. Katra-Sanjichhat helicopter and ropeway service had to be stopped at Vaishno Devi.