One of the most picturesque hill stations in Kerala, Munnar is freezing at minus temperatures now. The hill station of Munnar witnessed a cold wave with sub-zero temperatures again. The temperature dropped minus 2 degrees Celsius on Thursday. The lowest temperature was recorded in Letchmi near Munnar on Thursday morning. There was a slight frost in various parts of the hill station.

“The temperature recorded at various places in Munnar on Thursday was Silent Valley -1°C, Chenduvarai -1°C, Munnar UPASI -1°C, Sevenmalai 0°C and Mattuppetty 0°C,” stated the data from United Planters Association of South India (UPASI) Tea Research Foundation. The hill station had witnessed a temperature drop two weeks ago. In the last week of January, the temperature dropped to minus 2°C.

In Munnar, the normal winter season starts in November and the temperature drops to sub-zero temperature in the first week of January. However, for the past three years, the winter pattern changed and this year, the unexpected rains caused an increase in the temperature, after which, it reached sub-zero level.

In the last week of December, Munnar experienced sub-zero temperatures. But due to the unexpected rain, the winter season was delayed by three weeks and began only in the last week of January. The temperature increased for two weeks and returned to sub-zero temperature in the second week of February.