Srinagar: The minimal temperature in Kashmir stayed a number of levels under the freezing level as ‘Chilla-i-Kalan’ – the 40-day harshest winter interval began from Thursday.
Srinagar metropolis — the summer season capital of Jammu and Kashmir — recorded a low of minus 4.4 levels Celsius on Tuesday evening, down from the earlier evening’s minus 3.7 diploma Celsius, the MeT officers stated.
Pahalgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, which serves as one of many base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra, recorded a minimal temperature of minus 6.3 levels Celsius, they stated.
The well-known ski resort of Gulmarg in Baramulla district recorded a low of minus 4.4 levels Celsius, the officers stated.
Qazigund recorded a low of minus 4 diploma Celsius, Kokernag city noticed the minimal settle at minus 3.3 levels Celsius and Kupwara recorded a low of minus 3.5 levels Celsius.
The climate workplace has forecast usually dry climate over the following few days in Kashmir because the minimal temperature is predicted to dip additional.
The drop in temperature has resulted in freezing of many gradual shifting water our bodies. It has additionally resulted in freezing of water provide pipes in some areas.
With electrical energy provide erratic in lots of areas of Kashmir, folks have resorted to make use of of ‘kangri’, an earthen firepot, to beat the coolness.
The drop in temperature has resulted in a rise in respiratory issues among the many kids and aged.
The ‘Chilla-i-Kalan’ is 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 strains in a number of components of the valley.
The probabilities of snowfall are essentially the most frequent and most throughout this era and most areas, particularly the upper reaches, obtain heavy snowfall.
Whereas ‘Chillai-Kalan’ begins on December 21 , it’ll 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).
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