Dal Lake Freezes, Srinagar Records Coldest Night Given That1991
Srinagar Temperature: Srinagar tape-recorded a low of minus 8.4 degreeCelsius. (PTI)
- Srinagar had actually taped minus 11.8 degree Celsius in 1991
- Lowest minimum in valley was minus 14.4 degree Celsius in 1893
- Kashmir is presently under the grip of “Chillai-Kalan”
Kashmir’s popular Dal Lake froze on Thursday as a serious cold wave in the valley continued with Srinagar taping the coldest night in 30 years.
Srinagar tape-recorded a low of minus 8.4 degree Celsius, the coldest temperature tape-recorded in the city given that 1991 when the mercury had plunged to minus 11.8 degree Celsius, officials in the weather department stated. In 1995, the minimum temperature level was minus 11.3 degree Celsius.
According to the weather workplace, the lowest tape-recorded minimum temperate in Srinagar was minus 14.4 degrees Celsius in1893
The remainder of the valley is reeling under extreme cold.
Pahalgam, which serves as a base camp for the annual Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir, tape-recorded a minimum temperature level of minus 11.1 degree Celsius – up from the previous night’s minus 11.7 degree Celsius.
In the traveler resort of Gulmarg, the minimum temperature level settled at minus 7 degrees Celsius compared to minus 10 degree Celsius the night earlier.
Qazigund – the entrance town to the valley – recorded a minimum of 10 degree Celsius.
In north Kashmir, Kupwara recorded a low of minus 6.7 degree Celsius, while minimum in Kokernag was minus 10.3 degree Celsius.
The plunge in the minimum temperature has actually resulted in freezing of water supply pipes. A thick layer of ice has actually settled over several roads in the city and elsewhere in the valley, making it tough for motorists to drive.
Kashmir is currently under the grip of “Chillai-Kalan” – the 40- day harshest winter season period when a cold wave grips the region and the temperature drops considerably causing the freezing of water bodies consisting of the popular Dal Lake here along with the supply of water lines in a number of parts of the valley.
With inputs from PTI
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