Chilling Temperatures Grip Kashmir and Ladakh: Record-Breaking Cold Sweeps the Region
As winter tightens its grip on the northern regions of India, Kashmir and Ladakh are experiencing bone-chilling temperatures that have broken previous records. The minimum temperatures recorded today paint a picture of an exceptionally cold spell, affecting daily life and posing challenges for residents.
1. Srinagar: -5.3°C
Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, witnessed a frigid -5.3°C, making it one of the coldest days in recent memory.
2. Qazigund: -5.4°C
Qazigund, a town in the Anantnag district, reported a similarly frosty -5.4°C, indicating the widespread nature of the cold wave.
3. Pahalgam: -6.3°C
Pahalgam, known for its picturesque landscapes, recorded a bone-chilling -6.3°C, attracting both concern and awe from locals.
4. Gulmarg: -4.8°C
The famous ski resort of Gulmarg experienced a biting -4.8°C, highlighting the challenges faced by winter sports enthusiasts.
5. Anantnag: -6.8°C
Anantnag, situated on the banks of the Jhelum River, recorded -6.8°C, reflecting the severity of the cold spell.
6. Bandipora: -7.9°C
Bandipora witnessed one of the lowest temperatures in the region at -7.9°C, affecting agriculture and daily routines.
1. Jammu: 2.3°C
Even the relatively warmer Jammu region experienced a chilly 2.3°C, emphasizing the widespread impact of the cold wave.
2. Banihal: -1.8°C
Banihal, a town on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, faced a freezing -1.8°C, causing concerns for commuters and residents.
3. Katra: 4.6°C
The base for the Vaishno Devi pilgrimage, Katra, reported a cool 4.6°C, prompting pilgrims to brace for the cold during their journeys.
1. Leh: -11.5°C
Leh, the high-altitude desert, experienced an astonishingly low -11.5°C, underlining the extreme weather conditions that residents endure.
2. Kargil: -10.1°C
Kargil, with its rugged terrain, recorded -10.1°C, emphasizing the resilience required by the local population in coping with such harsh climates.
While these temperatures bring the enchanting beauty of winter to the region, they also raise concerns about the impact on daily life, agriculture, and infrastructure. Residents are urged to take necessary precautions to stay warm, and authorities are on high alert to address any challenges posed by this record-breaking cold wave.
As the winter season progresses, the people of Kashmir and Ladakh will undoubtedly continue to face the unique challenges presented by the relentless cold, showcasing their resilience in the face of nature’s extremes.
Compiled by: Kashmir Weather