Subzero temperatures lead to freezing of water pipes, parts of Dal Lake

KL News Network

Srinagar

KL File Image Bilal Bhadur.

Today on the first day of ‘Chillai Kalan’, the harshest winter period, the temperatures across Kashmir remained subzero leading to freezing of the parts of Dal Lake and other water bodies with Srinagar, the summer capital, recording the coldest minimum temperature of the season at minus 6.5 degree Celsius.

As the night temperatures continue to be below minus 4 degree Celsius for last few nights, parts of Dal Lake and other water bodies were frozen on Wednesday.

The tapes and water pipes also froze at several places leading to the water crisis in certain areas in the morning.

A Meteorological Department official said that dry and cold weather will continue for rest of the week.

The present cold wave conditions are likely to intensify further due to clear night sky.

With continued dry weather conditions and subzero temperatures, the water bodies have started freezing in Kashmir valley ahead of the “Chillai Kalan”, the 40 day chilly period of winter.

Frosty mornings and slippery roads cause problems to pedestrians and motorists in Srinagar city.

Meanwhile, Leh recorded a minus 14.9 degrees Celsius temperature on Wednesday.

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