Srinagar’s Dal Lake Freezes As Temperature Drops Due To Cold Wave

Srinagar has recorded one of the coldest nights in the history with a temperature of minus 7.8 degree celsius. The Dal Lake is partially frozen and locals are affected by the extreme weather conditions.

Aditi Sharma

January 14, 2021

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Srinagar’s Dal lake froze due to the temperature dips in the city. People experienced cold weather condition with normal lives getting affected. The boat owners are finding it difficult to row their boats. The temperature dropped to minus 7.8 degree Celsius in Srinagar on January 13.

Srinagar has recorded a sudden decrease in the temperature on Wednesday. The Dal Lake is freezing with the rest of the valley reeling under intense cold. One of the locals said, ‘We came to Dal Lake yesterday, the temperature was -7.8 degrees Celsius. Water in taps is frozen. We even tried crossing Dal Lake but we couldn’t as it is all frozen’. The locals can be seen keeping themselves warm on the street side through the bonfire. Another local mentioned that it is for the first time that they are experiencing such extreme cold conditions in Srinagar. Talking about the difficulties, the locals said they are finding it difficult to travel and also the freezing Dal Lake is making the commence even harder.

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According to the weather office, the lowest recorded minimum temperate in Srinagar was minus 14.4 degrees Celsius in 1893. Therefore, January 13 was one of the coldest nights in Srinagar with minus 7.8-degree celsius of temperature. Pahalgam, which serves as a base camp for the annual Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 11.1 degree Celsius – up from the previous night’s minus 11.7 degree Celsius. In the tourist resort of Gulmarg, the minimum temperature settled at minus 7 degrees Celsius compared to minus 10 degree Celsius the night earlier.

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