Srinagar witnesses coldest night

Srinagar witnesses coldest night

Srinagar city recorded the lowest minimum temperature of this winter. The mercury plunged 0.5 degrees below the previous low of minus 3.3 degrees celsius recorded on Wednesday, said a Met Official. The drop in the night temperature resulted in the freezing of water supply lines in many areas while a thin layer of ice had also formed on some small stagnant water bodies.

Precautionary measure

As a precautionary measure, the authorities of Public Health Engineering have resorted to snapping the water supply during night to prevent any damage to the pipes.
Gulmarg resort in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 7.8 degrees Celsius, while the Pahalgam resort in south Kashmir recorded a minimum of minus 6.6 degrees Celsius, the met official said.

South Kashmir’s gateway town of Qazigund froze at a minimum temperature of minus 4.2 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature in the north Kashmir frontier district of Kupwara plunged to a low of minus 4.1 degrees Celsius. In the remote Leh district of Ladakh region, the mercury plunged to a low of minus 13 degrees Celsius.

The weather is expected to remain dry for the next 24 hours. Kashmir is less than a week away from “Chillai Kalan,” a 40-day period of extremely chilly weather which begins on December 21, when heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures forces residents to stay indoors.

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