Life has been affected in Kashmir due to heavy snowfall, cold and cold wave. Sriganar’s famous Dal Lake became fiercely snowy on Thursday (14 January). Last night the minimum temperature in the city broke the record of 30 years. The minimum temperature in Srinagar was minus 8.4 degrees Celsius between Wednesday and Thursday, the lowest since 1991. In 1991, Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 11.3 degrees Celsius.
Qazigund, called the Gateway Town of the Kashmir Valley, also recorded minus 10 degrees. On the other hand, minus 6.3 in Kupwara in North Kashmir and minus 10.3 degrees in Kokareng. Due to heavy drop in temperature, water has become ice everywhere. The water supply system has been destroyed. Thick sheets of snow have been spread on the streets of the city.
According to the Meteorological Department, the lowest minimum temperature in Srinagar was recorded at minus 14.4 degrees Celsius in the year 1893. In other parts of the valley too, cold conditions are worse than cold and cold.
Pahalgam, which is in South Kashmir and where the Amarnath Yatra base camp is, recorded a minimum night temperature of minus 11.1 degrees Celsius, higher than the previous night’s minimum temperature of minus 11.7 degrees Celsius. Tourist choice Gulmarg recorded a minimum temperature of minus 7 degrees. Earlier, minus 10 degree Celsius was recorded there.