Srinagar, December 21 (KMS): As the Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir is reeling under cold and dry weather conditions, the 40-day harshest winter period “Chillai Kalan” begins today.
With maximum chances of snowfall during this period, sub-zero temperatures cause freezing of water bodies, including Dal during the Chillai Kalan which ends on January end.
A meteorological department official told media that Srinagar, the summer capital of J-K recorded a low of minus 2.8°C and was three degrees up from previous night’s minus 5.8°C. However, he said, overall it was below minus 1.3°C than the normal for this time of the year.
Inclement weather often leads to disruption in surface and air transport as foggy conditions cause low visibility.