Old people and children asked to stay indoors as cold wave intensifies
By: Tariq Shah VOV
In the month of December before the Chillia Kallan, a cold wave has gripped the Kashmir valley and the parts of Ladakh, forcing the authorities to issue an advisory to the aged persons and children not to come out unnecessarily from their homes after the sunset till the sunrise.
Such advisory has come in the union territories of J&K and Ladakh, as sub-zero temperatures have been recorded in entire Kashmir valley and Ladakh region.
Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season, the third lowest December temperature in the past one decade, MET department of Srinagar told some media organizations.
Srinagar city froze at minus 6.4 degrees Celsius in Srinagar on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday from minus 4.8 degrees on the earlier night.
According to the MET department in Srinagar, at the famous ski-resort in north Kashmir Gulmarg, the temperatures were as low as minus 11 degrees Celsius, while in the Pahalgam health resort of south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 7.4 degrees Celsius.
With a severe cold period or Chillia Kallan, starting from December 21, the authorities of the weather department have already predicted clear skies and dry weather up to December 22 and have already cautioned that the sub-zero temperatures will increase further in the coming days.