At -7.8, Srinagar records coldest night after 8 years

Srinagar had minus 7.8, Pahalgam minus 11.7 and Gulmarg minus 10 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature on Wednesday. At minus 7.8 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season so far as the 40-day long harsh winter period, known locally as the ‘Chillai Kalan’, reaches its peak. “At minus 7.8 degrees Celsius, Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season so far equalling an 8-year-old record when the same minimum was recorded on January 14, 2013”, an official of the local meteorological (MeT) department said.…

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Intense cold wave sweeps valley, Srinagar records second coldest night of decade this December

Kashmir will get the next spell of snow with the onset of Chillai Kalan, the harsh 40-day winter period starting on December 21. Jammu and Kashmir continues to be under the influence of an intense cold wave for the last three nights with the summer capital Srinagar recording the lowest temperature of the season on Friday night, which was also the second coldest December night in the past one decade. The mercury dipped to minus 6.6 degrees Celsius in Srinagar on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday, said a…

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