Kashmir continues to reel beneath extreme chilly wave

The extraordinary chilly wave circumstances continued in Kashmir on Thursday as mercury settled a number of levels under the freezing level throughout the valley, officers stated right here.

Gulmarg, the well-known snowboarding resort in Baramulla district, recorded a low of minus 11.0 levels Celsius, marking the minimal temperature at or under minus 10 levels Celsius for 5 consecutive nights, the officers stated.

Pahalgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, which serves as the bottom camp for the annual Amarnath Yatra, recorded a low of minus 9.4 levels Celsius, they stated.

Srinagar, the summer time capital of Jammu and Kashmir, additionally recorded sub zero temperature on the intervening evening of Wednesday and Thursday as mercury settled at minus 2.7 levels Celsius.

The officers stated Qazigund, the gateway city to the valley, recorded a minimal of minus 5.8 levels Celsius, whereas the close by south Kashmir city of Kokernag recorded a low of minus 6.3 levels Celsius. The mercury at Kupwara in north Kashmir settled at a low of minus 2.5 levels Celsius.

The MeT workplace stated the climate is more likely to keep largely dry over the following few days. Kashmir is at present beneath the grip of the 40-day harshest winter interval often known as ‘Chilla-i-Kalan’, which started on December 21.

It’s a interval when chilly wave grips the area and the temperature drops significantly resulting in the freezing of water our bodies in addition to the water provide traces.

The possibilities of snowfall are probably the most frequent 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 with a 20-day-long ‘Chillai-Khurd’ (small chilly) and a 10-day-long ‘Chillai-Bachha’ (child chilly).

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