With the arrival of December in the whole of North India, the havoc of cold has increased. After the coldest night of minus 25.4 degrees on Saturday night in Drass, Ladakh, the minimum temperature reached minus 26 degrees on Sunday. With this, Dras was the second coldest residential region in the world on Sunday. The air connectivity of the Kashmir Valley also remained cut off for the second consecutive day due to inclement weather, while the movement of vehicles which had been closed for 19 days at Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh, stopped on Sunday as soon as the icy storm started. Srinagar (minus 4 degrees), surrounded by a fog layer in the Kashmir Valley, had the coldest night of the season with temperatures below 3.5 degrees below normal. Due to this, all the nearby water sources and pipelines, including some parts of Dal Lake, have been covered with snow and the drinking water supply has been affected. Tourist destination Pahalgam (minus 6.2 degrees) was the coldest in the valley, while Gulmarg recorded minus 5.6 degrees. Katra, the base camp of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, recorded a minimum of 8.2 degrees, while Jammu recorded 8 degrees.
Katra, the base camp of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, recorded a minimum of 8.2 degrees, while Jammu recorded 8 degrees
Chances of running cold wave from 11 December
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the impact of the Western Disturbance on December 10. The department estimates that due to western disturbance, there may be heavy snowfall in the plains of northern India on December 11 and 12, besides rain in the plains. Due to this, the temperature will decrease and the cold wave can continue. The Meteorological Department has also predicted heavy rains, stormy winds and high waves due to western disturbances in the sea areas.