Intense chilly wave throughout Kashmir; Gulmarg coldest at minus 10.4 levels Celsius

The chilly wave circumstances intensified throughout Kashmir as Gulmarg snowboarding resort witnessed season’s report low with mercury plunging greater than 10 levels beneath the freezing level, officers stated on Wednesday. Kashmir valley is presently beneath the grip of the 40-day harshest winter interval often called ‘Chilla-i-Kalan’ which started on Tuesday.

Gulmarg, the well-known snowboarding resort in north Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 10.4 levels Celsius. It was down one diploma from minus 9.4 levels in comparison with the earlier evening, the officers stated. Pahalgam, which serves as the bottom camp for the annual Amarnath yatra, recorded a low of minus 6.6 levels Celsius – up from minus 7.9 levels Celsius the earlier evening Srinagar noticed a low of minus 2.3 levels Celsius final evening – down from the earlier evening’s 1.4 levels Celsius. Qazigund, the gateway city to the valley, recorded the minimal of 0.6 levels Celsius.

The close by south Kashmir city of Kokernag recorded a low of minus 0.4 levels Celsius.The mercury in Kupwara in north Kashmir settled at a low of three.2 levels Celsius.’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 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 larger 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).

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