Srinagar: The minimal temperature throughout Kashmir dropped a number of levels beneath freezing level in a single day, inflicting hardships to the residents, officers stated on Tuesday.
Srinagar metropolis — the summer time capital of Jammu and Kashmir — recorded a low of minus 3.7 levels Celsius on Monday evening, a plunge of 4.2 levels from the earlier evening’s 0.5 diploma Celsius, the officers stated.
The well-known ski resort of Gulmarg in Baramulla district recorded a low of minus 6.6 levels Celsius which was 1.4 levels larger than earlier evening’s minus 8 levels Celsius, the 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 6.9 levels Celsius, a drop of a couple of diploma in comparison with minus 5.8 levels Celsius an evening earlier, they stated.
Qazigund recorded a low of minus 4.2 diploma Celsius towards 0.8 diploma Celsius an evening earlier, Kokernag city noticed the mercury settle at minus 3.1 levels Celsius and Kupwara recorded a low of minus 3.8 levels Celsius towards minus 2.2 levels Celsius recorded 24 hours earlier.
The climate workplace has forecast usually dry climate over the following few days within the valley.
The sudden drop in temperature has resulted in freezing of many sluggish transferring water our bodies. It has additionally resulted in freezing of water provide pipes in some areas, they stated.
The drop in temperature has resulted in a rise in respiratory issues among the many youngsters and aged.
With electrical energy provide erratic in lots of areas of Kashmir, individuals have resorted to make use of of Kangri, an earthen firepot, to beat the coolness.
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