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Srinagar observes record-breaking minimums| Skymet Weather Report

After December 7, 1990, the minimum temperatures had dropped to -8.8°C .If we look at older records for Srinagar’s weather, the all-time record of minimum temperature in the city is at -12.8°C (December 13, 1934).Since, this is the season of Chillai Kalan in the state- in this period, temperatures often drop to their worst. Chillai Kalan is a Persian word that in literal sense means ‘major cold’. December 21 marks the beginning of Chillai Kalan every year and thus, begins the period of harsh cold and continues till January 31. In this 40-day period, nights are chilly and day temperatures thrive in single digits.
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