Srinagar: The Kashmir Valley is freezing because the temperatures drop beneath zero levels. With the early onset of winters this yr, And the upper reaches of the Valley are already coated with snow. Many of the locations throughout the valley have touched the sub-zero temperature.
Srinagar recorded the bottom temperature of the season at -1.6°C. Whereas Pahalgam, the well-known hill station in south Kashmir recorded a low of -3.7°C. The ski resort Gulmarg recorded the minimal temperature at minus 0.8°C. The Met Division stated that the erratic climate circumstances are because of international warming.
”World warming is a worldwide subject and isn’t Kashmir centric however It does have an effect right here as effectively. When you see the rationale behind erratic climate and temp adjustments. All of the researchers have stated it and it has been seen right here as effectively. ” stated Sonam Lotus, Director MeT Division Kashmir.
The Met Division in Kashmir is quickly launching an consciousness marketing campaign with regard to the deaths that occur because of asphyxiation within the valley yearly.
”With the onset of Winter, individuals hold themselves heat and use home equipment like bukhari, heaters and so forth,what occurs is there isn’t any mechanism for exhaust and no air flow. The carbon monoxide enhance causes a whole lot of harm, we lately noticed how a lady died in her room because of asphyxiation. We’re at all times conscious of do’s and do not and we are going to quickly begin the attention programme once more. ”stated Sonam Lotus, Director MeT Division Kashmir.
The temperatures in Ladakh have dropped drastically too. Leh recorded the minimal temperature at -8.0°C. Kargil recorded the minimal temperature at -3.6°C. The second coldest place on the earth, Drass, recorded the temperature at -12.8°C.
The chilly climate circumstances deliver worries for the locals residing within the space. The lengthy electrical energy cuts, snowfall slicing off the routes and so forth are few of them.
”It is extraordinarily chilly right here, we will not exit within the mornings. We use Kangri which works on coal and now we now have been dealing with scarcity of coal as effectively. The water pipes freeze after which there isn’t any water as effectively. We’re at all times layered whereas going out. We would like the federal government to assist the poor. It is insufferable. There isn’t any electrical energy additionally, too many energy cuts. The federal government must intervene. There may be a lot fog within the morning that we will not exit. ” stated Bashir Ahmad, Native.
The Met has predicted that climate will stay primarily dry in Jammu and Kashmir with morning fog at remoted locations over plains of valley until November finish.