Kashmir’s well-known Dal Lake froze on Thursday because the chilly wave within the valley continued unabated with Srinagar recording the coldest evening in at the least three many years. Town recorded a low of minus eight.four levels celsius, which was the coldest temperature within the area within the metropolis in 30 years, an official of the Meteorological division mentioned. Again in 1995, Srinagar had recorded minus eight.three levels celsius. In 1991, the temperature fell to minus 11.three levels celsius. The bottom temperature ever recorded in Srinagar was minus 14.four levels celsius in 1893.
DO NOT WALK ON FROZEN DAL LAKE
Folks, significantly youth and youngsters try and stroll on the frozen water our bodies together with Dal Lake, however this could possibly be life-threatening. Aamir Ali, Nodal Officer State Emergency Operation Centre, mentioned that transferring on this skinny layer of ice, significantly Dal Lake, may be very dangerous and ends in slips, falls, fractures, and deadly accidents. When the thickness of the ice is lower than four inches, it is rather unsafe to stroll or play and the ice can break, leading to drowning, he mentioned. The officer mentioned there are a lot of springs inside Dal Lake and the ice may be very skinny at these spots and it’s tough to identify these places whereas strolling or enjoying on the ice floor. In the meantime, District Justice of the Peace Shahid Choudhary has issued an advisory to dissuade individuals from strolling, enjoying, or transferring on frozen Dal Lake as it’s unsafe, harmful, and probably life-threatening. Motion will probably be initiated towards anybody making an attempt to violate these directions, he mentioned.
SDRF BREAKS THE ICE
Fast Response Groups (QRTs) of Jammu and Kashmir SDRF and River Police have been deployed in Dal Lake as a precautionary measure. The SDRF groups are breaking the ice frozen on the lake as these on houseboats could not reduce the ice and attain the banks.
A crew of SDRF was deployed in Srinagar’s Dal Lake immediately to interrupt the ice frozen on Dal Lake. The houseboat individuals Couldn’t reduce the ice and are available to the banks immediately morning because the layer was thick.@indiatvnews pic.twitter.com/oLsfi4bnM0
— Mir Manzoor (@Mir_indiatv) January 14, 2021
The plunge within the minimal temperature has resulted within the freezing of water provide pipes. Motorists are going through a tricky time as a thick layer of ice has coated a number of roads within the metropolis and elsewhere.
At present, below the grip of ‘Chillai-Kalan’, Kashmir is frozen as a result of bone-chilling chilly. Chillai 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 Dal Lake in addition to the water provide traces in a number of elements of the valley.
The possibilities of snowfall are probably the most frequent and most throughout this era and most areas, particularly within the increased reaches, obtain heavy snowfall.
Whereas ‘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).