Srinagar records coldest night in 25 years with temperature at minus 8.4 degrees Celsius

Kashmir: This is likely one of the harshest winter seasons in Kashmir as temperatures continued to drop beneath regular principally minimal temperature noticed a pointy drop all throughout Kashmir.

Whereas on Thursday Srinagar recorded the seasons coldest night with temperature of minus 8.4°C, which is the bottom in the final 25 years. In January 1995, the temperature was recorded at a minus 8.3 degrees Celsius. 

The Director of Meteorological Division Sonam Lotus stated it was after 25 years that the mercury has settled to as little as minus 8.4°C in Srinagar. “As per our record minimum temperature of minus 8.3°C was recorded in 1995,” he stated. 

FROZEN DAL LAKE IN SRINAGAR (Images by Irfan Manzoor)

As per the metrological division records in the final 40 years the bottom temperature was recorded in 1986 when the mercury settled at minus 9 after which in 1991 at minus 11.8°C. At present, is the third lowest temperature recorded in Srinagar. 

All water our bodies together with the world well-known Dal Lake is frozen. The floor of these water our bodies are so laborious that at many locations persons are strolling on them. Moreover, faucet water too is frozen, roads have turn into slippery because of the snow. 

FROZEN DAL LAKE IN SRINAGAR (Images by Irfan Manzoor)

Dal lake, dal lake frozen

Other than Srinagar, temperatures in others components of Kashmir and Ladakh UT too have been recorded at beneath zero. Pehlagam recorded minus 11.1 degrees Celsius, Qazigund minus 10.0°C, Kokernag recorded minus 10.3°C. Whereas Kupwara, recorded minus 6.7°C and well-known Gulmarg recorded a minus 7.0°C.

In Ladakh UT, Leh recorded minus 14.0°C, Kargil minus 19.6°C whereas Drass remained coldest in nation the place the mercury dipped to at minus 28.3°C.

FROZEN DAL LAKE IN SRINAGAR (Images by Irfan Manzoor)

Dal lake, dal lake frozen

Kashmir goes by way of the harshest 40 days interval of winter “Chillai-Kalan, which ends on January 31. The MeT division has predicted that the climate will countinue until January 20 and there shall be a change in temperatures after. 

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