Kashmir on Tuesday witnessed mercury dipping beneath freezing factors thus marking the beginning of the harshest 40 days interval referred to as Chilla-i-Kalan.
Throughout this era, the chilly wave grips the area and the temperatures continually drop beneath freezing factors resulting in freezing water our bodies together with the well-known Dal Lake.
On Wednesday, the valley noticed the mercury dropping a number of notches beneath the freezing level in a number of locations, together with Pahalgam, which registered the bottom evening temperature at minus 6.2 levels Celsius, as per the officers.
A number of locations in Kashmir witnessed a few of the coldest nights of the season to this point. The Dal Lake froze, in addition to the water within the faucets, officers knowledgeable.
Srinagar noticed the minimal temperature happening to minus 4.2 levels Celsius just lately, whereas the well-known ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district recorded minus 4.6 levels Celsius.
Additional, north Kashmir’s Kupwara noticed the mercury settling right down to as little as minus 4.Four levels Celsius, minus 4.2 levels Celsius in Qazigund, and minus 2.Four levels Celsius in Kokernag
Chillai-Kalan will proceed until the top of January, though the chilly wave will proceed even after that in Kashmir with a 20-day Chillai-Khurd (small chilly), and a 10-day Chillai-Bachha (child chilly).