Kashmir is in the grip of cold wave and the mercury was recorded several degrees below the freezing point last night. Officials gave this information on Tuesday. Officials said that the minimum temperature in Srinagar was recorded at minus 4.3 degrees Celsius on Monday night, which was almost equal to the previous night.
Qazigund recorded a low of minus 4.2 degrees Celsius, while the ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 2.8 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature in Pahalgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district was minus 5.6 degrees Celsius, he said. Recorded below.
The minimum temperature was minus two degrees Celsius in Kokernag town and minus 4.1 degrees Celsius in Kupwara. Officials said the weather in Kashmir is dry and due to no snowfall, it is bitterly cold at night while the day is relatively warm. Are. The day temperature in Srinagar is eight degrees above normal for this time of the year.
‘Chillai-Kalan’, a harsh winter period of 40 days, is currently going on in Kashmir. During these days, a cold wave prevails in the region and the temperature drops extremely low, causing freezing of water in water bodies as well as pipes. During this period, chances of snowfall are high and most areas, especially the higher reaches, experience heavy rainfall. It snows.
Kashmir has been going through a prolonged drought and 79 percent less rainfall was recorded in December. Whereas in the first fortnight of January there has been no rain in most parts of the valley.
There has been no snowfall in most of the plains of Kashmir, while the upper areas of the valley have received less snowfall than normal. The Meteorological Department has predicted dry weather till January 21.
‘Chillai-Kalan’ will end on January 31. After that there will be a period of 20 days of ‘Chillai-Khurd’ (small cold) and 10 days of ‘Chillai-Bachha’ and cold conditions will continue.