Srinagar: By witnessing minus 6.6 degrees Celsius temperature on Friday night, Srinagar has recorded the coldest night of the season so far, while the temperature in Ladakh’s Drass town was at minus 29.

An official from the local meteorological department said: “Srinagar recorded minus 6.6 as the minimum temperature today which is the coldest recorded so far this season. This record was surpassed during the last 10 years on December 25, 2018, when the minimum had dropped to minus 7.7 in Srinagar”.

“Drass town recorded minus 29 as the minimum temperature which is the lowest recorded today in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh,” the official added.

Meanwhile, the famous ski resort Gulmarg recorded minus 9.2 and Pahalgam minus 9.5 as the night’s lowest temperature.

Leh town recorded minus 18.3 and Kargil minus 21.1 as the minimum temperature.

Jammu city recorded 3.3, Katra 4.9, Batote 2.5, Bannihal 3.2 and Bhaderwah minus 3.0 as the minimum temperatures.

Pertinently, the 40-day-long period of extreme cold locally known as ‘Chillai Kalan’ in Kashmir will begin on December 21 and end on January 31.


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