Mercury falls below freezing point across Kashmir Valley India
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SRINAGAR: The intense chilly wave circumstances continued unabated in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday because the minimal temperature stayed a number of levels beneath the freezing level.
Srinagar metropolis – the summer time capital of Jammu and Kashmir – recorded a low of minus 7 levels, up from minus 6 levels Celsius the earlier evening, a MeT official stated.
The minimal temperature within the metropolis final evening was almost 5 levels beneath the conventional for this time of the 12 months, he stated.
The Gulmarg snowboarding resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district recorded minus 7.eight levels Celsius final evening, down from minus 6.5 levels Celsius the evening earlier.
Pahalgam vacationer resort, which additionally serves as a base camp for the annual Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 9.three levels Celsius down from the earlier evening’s minus eight.three levels Celsius, the meteorological division stated.
Qazigund the gateway city to the Valley recorded a minimal of eight.eight levels Celsius, it stated.
Kupwara in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 5.9 levels Celsius, whereas Kokernag recorded minus 6.9 levels Celsius.
Several water our bodies within the Kashmir Valley have frozen as a result of bone-chilling chilly.
A thick layer of ice has frozen over a number of roads within the metropolis and elsewhere within the Valley, making it troublesome for motorists to drive within the early hours. However, the state of affairs might enhance because the Valley is experiencing uncommon winter sunshine.
The MeT division has forecast Western Disturbance will have an effect on the Union territory for a couple of days from January 22.
Kashmir is presently underneath the grip of ‘Chillai-Kalan’ — the 40-day harshest winter interval when a chilly wave grips the area and temperature drops significantly, resulting in freezing of water our bodies, together with the well-known Dal Lake right here in addition to water provide strains in a number of elements of the Valley.
The probabilities of snowfall are essentially the most frequent and most throughout this era and most areas, particularly within the greater reaches, obtain heavy snowfall.
While ‘Chillai-Kalan’ which started on December 21 — will finish on January 31, the chilly wave will proceed even after that in Kashmir, with 20 day-long ‘Chillai-Khurd’ (small chilly) and 10 day-long ‘Chillai-Bachha’ (child chilly).

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