Srinagar experiences coldest December night after 11 years

Srinagar: Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar on Monday recorded the coldest December night of the season after 11 years at minus 6.8 degrees Celsius while severe cold wave swept across Kashmir Valley.

Meteorological department officials said that it was after 11 years that Srinagar recorded the coldest night. It was on December 31, 2007, last time when mercury dipped to minus 7.2.

The valley is presently going through “Chillai-e-Kalan”, the harshest 40 days of winter which started on December 21 and will end on January 30.

Pahalgam and Gulmarg recorded minus 7.2 and minus 6.8 while the minimum was minus 14.7 in Leh and minus 15.2 degrees Celsius in Kargil.

Jammu city recorded 5.3, Katra 4.8, Batote minus 1.4, Bannihal minus 3 and Bhaderwah minus 2.1 degrees Celsius.

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