Srinagar registered its lowest minimal temperature in 30 years at minus eight.eight levels Celsius on Saturday evening, breaking a decades-old document. With this, the harshest 40-day winter interval “Chillai-kalan” ended on Sunday. This was the bottom minimal temperature recorded within the metropolis since 1991, when the mercury had fallen to minus 11.four levels Celsius.
Srinagar, the summer season capital of Jammu and Kashmir, had recorded minus 7.2 levels Celsius on Friday evening. Town had recorded a low of minus eight.four levels Celsius on January 13.
Qazigund, the gateway city to the valley, recorded a minimal temperature of minus 10.2 levels Celsius, down from minus eight.eight levels Celsius the earlier evening, the officers mentioned.
The minimal temperature within the ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district settled at minus eight levels Celsius — up from the earlier evening’s minus 10.zero levels Celsius.
The Pahalgam vacationer resort, which additionally serves as a base camp for the annual Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 12 levels Celsius — marginally up from the earlier evening’s minus 12.5 levels Celsius.
Kupwara recorded a low of minus four.7 levels Celsius, whereas Kokernag within the south registered a minimal temperature of 13.1 levels Celsius.
The acute chilly situations have resulted within the freezing of waterbodies and consuming water provide strains in a number of areas of the valley.
“Chillai-Kalan” formally ended on Sunday however there’s little respite in retailer for the residents of Kashmir because the minimal temperatures are anticipated to stay beneath the freezing level for the following couple of days.
The weatherman has forecast the potential of a western disturbance hitting the valley on February 2.
The chilly wave will proceed even after “Chillai-Kalan” in Kashmir with a 20-day-long “Chillai-Khurd” (small chilly) and a 10-day-long “Chillai-Bachha” (child chilly).