SRINAGAR: A serious portion of Kashmir‘s well-known Dal Lake and several other different water our bodies froze on Thursday because the chilly wave within the valley continued with Srinagar recording the coldestÂ night time in 30 years, officers stated right here.Â
Srinagar recorded a low of minus 8.4 levels Celsius, which was the coldest temperature recorded within the metropolis in 30 years, an official of the MET division stated.
He stated whereas Srinagar had recorded minus 8.3 levels Celsius in 1995, the temperature has fallen to minus 11.3 levels Celsius in 1991.
The lowest temperature ever recorded in Srinagar was minus 14.4 levels Celsius in 1893.
The remainder of the valley was additionally reeling below intense chilly.
Pahalgam vacationer resort, which additionally serves as a base camp for the annual Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 11.1 levels Celsius up from the earlier night time’s minus 11.7 levels Celsius.
The resort was the coldest recorded place in Jammu and Kashmir.
The minimal temperature in Gulmarg vacationer resort settled at minus 7 levels Celsius up from minus 10 levels Celsius the night time earlier.
Qazigund the gateway city to the valley recorded a minimal of 10 levels Celsius in comparison with minus 1.4 levels Celsius a day earlier.
Kupwara, in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 6.7 levels Celsius, whereas Kokernag, in south, minus 10.3 levels Celsius.
Vast areas of many water our bodies together with Dal Lake have frozen as a result of bone chilling chilly.
The plunge within the minimal temperature has resulted in freezing of water provide pipes. A thick layer of ice has settled over a number of roads within the metropolis and elsewhere within the valley, making it troublesome for motorists to drive.
Kashmir is at the moment below the grip of ‘Chillai-Kalan’ — the 40-day harshest winter interval when a chilly wave grips the area and the temperature drops significantly resulting in the freezing of water our bodies together with the well-known Dal Lake right here in addition to the water provide traces in a number of components of the valley.
The possibilities of snowfall are essentially the most frequent and most throughout this era and most areas, particularly within the larger reaches, obtain heavy snowfall.
While ‘Chillai-Kalan’ which started on December 21 — will finish on January 31, the chilly wave continues even after that in Kashmir with a 20-day-long ‘Chillai-Khurd’ (small chilly) and a 10-day-long ‘Chillai-Bachha’ (child chilly).