Gulmarg vacationer resort in north Kashmir continued to reel beneath excessive chilly because the minimal temperature stayed under the freezing level at most locations within the valley, officers stated on Monday.
The resort recorded a low of minus 10 levels Celsius for the second consecutive evening, MET officers stated. They stated Pahalgam in south Kashmir Anantnag district, which serves as the bottom camp for the annual Amarnath yatra, recorded a low of minus 2.6 levels Celsius.
Srinagar, the summer time capital of Jammu and Kashmir, was the one of many two locations to file minimal temperature above freezing level because the minimal settled at 0.2 levels Celsius on Sunday evening, the officers stated They stated Qazigund, the gateway city to the valley, recorded a minimal of 0.6 levels Celsius, whereas the close by south Kashmir city of Kokernag recorded a low of minus 1.7 levels Celsius.
The minimal temperature in Kupwara in north Kashmir settled at a low of minus 0.6 levels Celsius. Kashmir valley is at present beneath the grip of the 40-day harshest winter interval often known as ‘Chilla-i-Kalan’ which started on December 21.
‘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 components of the valley.
The probabilities of snowfall are essentially 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).