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3 flights cancelled due to fog

Leh coldest at minus 6.3 degrees Celsius
Mudasir Yaqoob
Srinagar | Posted : Nov 15 2017 2:03AM | Updated: Nov 15 2017 12:40AM
3 flights cancelled due to fog
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Three flights were cancelled on Tuesday at the Srinagar Airport due to fog, said director Airport Authority of India, Srinagar, Sharad Kumar.

He said that these afternoon flights could not arrive due to poor visibility. “One of the flights had to come from Jammu while other two were from Delhi,” he said.

It is for the first time this season that flights were cancelled due to fog.

The outdated Instrumentation Landing System doesn't permit airport authorities to operate flights in bad weather.

Meanwhile, director Met Srinagar Sonam Lotus said that light to moderate rains are likely to occur at several places in the state within the next 24 hours.

The Met had predicted rains on Tuesday but till late evening there were no rains. The delay, Lotus said, was normal and rains might be delayed by six to eight hours.

Lotus said that Leh on Tuesday recorded a minimum temperature of minus 6.3 degrees Celsius, the coldest place in the state.

He added that Kargil recorded minus 5.2 degrees Celsius last night. Srinagar recorded 2.9 degree Celsius as minimum temperature on Tuesday.

The maximum temperature recoded in Srinagar was 18.2 degrees Celsius and in Jammu 25.6 degrees Celsius. 

As reported earlier by this newspaper, Kashmir has received no rain for the past 65 days. Lotus said that analysis of the weather data of the past decade shows a trend of prolonged dry spells emerging in the Valley.