Srinagar recorded the coldest night in 11 years as the base temperature dove to – 6.8 degrees Celsius, bringing about halfway solidifying of the Dal Lake and water supply lines to local locations on Monday.

“Srinagar recorded a low of – 6.8 degrees Celsius. This is the coldest recorded temperature in the city in right around 11 years,” a MeT authority said.

He said the city had enlisted a low of short 7.2 degrees Celsius on December 31, 2007.

The record-breaking low recorded in December in Srinagar is – 12.8 degrees Celsius on December 13, 1934.

The chilly wave brought about solidifying of some water bodies, including the edges of the well known Dal Lake here, and private water supply channels.

The MeT authority said Qazigund in south Kashmir recorded a low of – 5 degrees Celsius while Kokernag town enrolled a low of – 3.9 degrees Celsius on Sunday night.

Kupwara in north Kashmir recorded a low of – 6 degrees Celsius, he said.

The night temperature in Pahalgam settled at a low of – 7.2 degrees Celsius on Sunday night, the authority said including the hotel was colder than Gulmarg and the coldest place in the valley.

The ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded the base temperature of – 6.8 degrees Celsius, he said.

The authority said Leh recorded a low of – 14.7 degrees Celsius.

The Kargil recorded a low of – 15.3 degrees Celsius, he said.

Kashmir is at present under the grasp of ‘Chillai-Kalan’ – the 40-day harshest time of winter when the odds of snowfall are most successive and greatest and the temperature drops impressively.

‘Chillai-Kalan’ closes on January 31, however the cool wave proceeds even after that in Kashmir.

The ‘Chilai Kalan’ is required to be brutal this winter because of the continuous power emergency in the Valley.

The 40-day (Chilai Kalan) is trailed by a 20-day long Chilai Khurd (little cool) and a 10-day long Chilai Bachha (infant chilly).

The MeT office has conjecture for the most part dry climate till Wednesday.


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