Bitter cold grips Azad Kashmir valleys

By: News Desk
Published: 11:32 AM, 31 Dec, 2021
Bitter cold grips Azad Kashmir valleys
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High-altitude valleys in Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) are experiencing bitter cold after days of snowfall that blanketed the hilltops, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday. 

The temperature in Rawalakot, the capital of Poonch Division decreased to freezing point -6 degree Celsius, where commuters also face problems as road surfaces are slippery after the snowfall.

Visitors also thronged the upper Neelum and Jhelum valleys to enjoy the scenic and picturesque views of the snow-capped mountains amid wet and chilly weather. 

With a decrease in temperature, visitors and local residents are feeling a startling nip in the valley air.

The weather office said that continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country and a shallow westerly wave is affecting western parts of Balochistan.

Today's lowest minimum temperature’s (°C): Kalam -12, Skardu -11, Astore -09, Gupis, Gilgit, Hunza -08, Kalat -07, Quetta, Bagrote -06, Dir, Pulwama, Baramulla -05, Rawalakot, Parachinar, Anantnag, Srinagar, Shupiyan -04, Drosh, Malamjabba, Zhob -03, Bunji, Chitral, Mirkhani -02, Murree, Kakul, Balakot, Garidupatta -01.

The weather office predicted partly cloudy and very cold weather is expected in most parts of the country on Friday. 

However, chances of light rain/snow in north/ northwest Balochistan. Frost is likely to occur at few places in Pothohar region during morning hours and dense fog is likely to prevail in upper Sindh, plain areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab during morning/night.

Reporter Safeer Raza