The mercury fell under the freezing level throughout Kashmir, besides Srinagar metropolis, as chilly wave situations returned to the valley on Tuesday after a short spell of respite resulting from snowfall and rains over the previous two days, officers mentioned.
Gulmarg, the well-known vacationer vacation spot in north Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 9.4 levels Celsius. It was a plunge of three.4 levels in comparison with the earlier night time, the officers mentioned.
Pahalgam, which serves as the bottom camp for the annual Amarnath yatra, recorded a low of minus 7.9 levels Celsius – down from minus 4.1 levels Celsius the earlier night time.
They mentioned Srinagar, the one place to file minimal temperature above the freezing level, noticed a low of 1.4 levels Celsius on Monday night time – down from the earlier night time’s minus 2.2 levels Celsius.
They mentioned Qazigund, the gateway city to the valley, recorded the minimal of minus 0.4 levels Celsius.
The close by south Kashmir city of Kokernag recorded a low of minus 2.5 levels Celsius.
The mercury in Kupwara in north Kashmir settled at a low of 1.0 levels Celsius.
The Kashmir valley is at the moment underneath the grip of the 40-day harshest winter interval referred to as ‘Chilla-i-Kalan’ which started on Tuesday.
‘Chilla-i-Kalan’ is a interval when a chilly wave grips the area and the temperature drops significantly resulting in the freezing of water our bodies together with the well-known Dal Lake right here in addition to the water provide strains in a number of components 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 to very heavy snowfall.
The ‘Chilla-i-Kalan’ will finish on January 31, however 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).