Srinagar: There was some improvement in the minimum temperature across Kashmir on Sunday but the valley continued to experience sub-zero nights, even as the 40-day harshest winter period – ‘Chillai-Kalan’ – starts from Monday, MeT officials said.
The night temperature rose slightly across the valley last night owing to a cloud cover, but the minimum still settled below the freezing point, the officials said.
They said the cold conditions have resulted in the freezing of water supply lines in many areas of the valley as well as stagnant water bodies.
Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 6.2 degrees Celsius, slightly up from the previous night’s minus 6.6 degrees Celsius, the officials said.
The city had recorded the lowest night temperature of the season so far on the previous night.