Srinagar, December 21
Several places including Srinagar in Kashmir experienced a six-year-low night temperature in the month of December, reports said on Wednesday. Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region have been it by severe cold as the night temperature across the division, except Pahalgam and Gulmarg, dropped to the season’s lowest, an official of the MET Department here said.
He said the mercury in Srinagar plunged further the freezing point to settle at minus 6.5 degrees Celsius – a degree below the previous night’s minimum of minus 5.5 degrees Celsius.
The official said this was the coldest night of the season so far in the summer capital of the state and the mercury was at the six-year low for this month of the year.
The city had recorded minus 6.6 degrees Celsius on December 27, 2010. The all-time low recorded in December in Srinagar is minus 12.8 degrees Celsius on December 13, 1934.
The cold wave resulted in freezing of some water bodies, including the fringes of the famous Dal Lake here, and residential water supply pipes