☝️ The cold wave continues to sweep across the Kashmir valley. With the minimum temperature falling below minus 5.6 Celsius on Thursday in Srinagar, the condition seems to have intensified again
The meteorological department based in Srinagar said that Srinagar recorded a minimum of minus 5.6°C against minus 2.0°C the previous night. With brief exceptions of a few days, the minimum temperatures has consistently remained far below normal this season
☃️ On January 14, Srinagar witnessed the season’s coldest night at minus 8.4°C, which was the coldest one in more than 25 years. In 1991, Srinagar witnessed a low of minus 11.8°C while the lowest ever temperature was recorded on January 31, 1893, when the mercury had gone down to minus 14.4 degrees Celsius.
❗Kashmir is in the middle Chillai-Kalan, the 40-day winter period which commenced on December 21 and ends on January 31. The period is considered the harshest of the winter season when the chances of snowfall are most frequent and maximum.