Dal Lake freezes, Kashmir’s Srinagar records coldest night in 30 years.

Winter in Srinagar has been at its peak this year. On Thursday night, a major portion of Kashmir’s renowned Dal Lake froze because of record low temperatures, and Srinagar recorded the coldest night in three decades at minus 8.4 degree Celsius. According to the officials in the weather department, the city hasn’t experienced such low temperatures since 1991, when the mercury had dipped to minus 11.8 degree Celsius.

The officials further informed that the city’s lowest ever temperature recorded is minus 14.4 degrees Celsius in 1893. Besides Srinagar, the rest of Kashmir Valley is too under the grip of intense cold.

Tourists favourite destination, Gulmarg recorded a minimum temperature of minus 7 degrees Celsius on Thursday while Pahalgam shivered at minus 11.1 degree Celsius. Qazigund, in Anantnag district, recorded a minimum of 10 degrees Celsius and Kupwara in north Kashmir settled at minus 6.7 degrees Celsius. Kokernag in south Kashmir was at minus 10.3 degrees Celsius.