Bright sunshine brings life on the streets of Srinagar
By: Mudasir Khan VOV
Bright sunshine on Thursday morning gave life a new lease in Srinagar especially in Downtown. Most of the people were seen coming out from their homes to the markets to come for the daily purchases including vegetables, Chicken etc.
The atmosphere being pleasant because of clear skies, elderly people also were seen on the streets of Srinagar most of them doing the window shopping and also actually strolling on the streets.
It was real joy for the children as they came out from their homes to go to the grounds and to the parks nearby to play their favorite games with their friends.
Children in Downtown Srinagar have been in the homes from the past few months not only because of the winters but due to the third wave of pandemic and for them the pleasant weather is a good omen to move out from the homes and play some games outside.
A meteorological department official here told GNS Srinagar, the summer capital of the J&K, recorded a low of minus 0.1°C against last night’s 0.6°C, he said.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, witnessed a low of minus 2.0°C against minus 0.3°C on the previous night, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, had a low of minus 2.7°C against minus 2.5°C on the previous night, the official said.
Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 8.5°C against minus 5.1°C last night, he said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 10.4°C against minus 10.0°C on the previous night, he said.
The temperature was 4.2°C below normal for this time of the year in the famous resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 1.9°C against minus 1.3°C on the previous night, the official said.
While the ‘Chillai Kalan’, the 40-day long harshest period of winter ended on January 30, Kashmir is under the grip of the 20-day long ‘Chillai Khurd’ which would be followed by 10-day-long ‘Chilla Bachha’.
Jammu recorded a low of 7.1°C against previous night’s 8.8°C, the official said. The temperature was 3.0°C below normal for the J&K’s winter capital during this time of the year, he said.
Banihal recorded a low of minus 1.6°C, Batote had a minimum of 0.2°C while Bhaderwah recorded a low of minus 1.0 °C, the official said.
Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 15.0°C against last night minus 10.1°C while mercury at automatic station in Kargil settled at minus 18.0°C. Drass, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 22.9°C against last night’s minus 16.2°C, official said. The weatherman has forecast dry weather for two days.
With GNS inputs