In Photos: Dal Lake Partially Freezes as Srinagar Records Coldest Night in 30 Years

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 A major portion of Kashmir’s famous Dal Lake and several other water bodies froze on Thursday as the cold wave in the valley continued with Srinagar recording the coldest night in 30 years, officials said here. Srinagar recorded a low of minus 8.4 degrees Celsius, which was the coldest temperature recorded in the city in 30 years, an official of the MET department said. Photo: PTI<br />
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A major portion of Kashmir’s famous Dal Lake and several other water bodies froze on Thursday as the cold wave in the valley continued with Srinagar recording the coldest night in 30 years, officials said here. Srinagar recorded a low of minus 8.4 degrees Celsius, which was the coldest temperature recorded in the city in 30 years, an official of the MET department said. Photo: PTI

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  Srinagar had recorded minus 8.3 degrees Celsius in 1995, the temperature has fallen to minus 11.3 degrees Celsius in 1991. The lowest temperature ever recorded in Srinagar was minus 14.4 degrees Celsius in 1893. Photo: PTI
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Srinagar had recorded minus 8.3 degrees Celsius in 1995, the temperature has fallen to minus 11.3 degrees Celsius in 1991. The lowest temperature ever recorded in Srinagar was minus 14.4 degrees Celsius in 1893. Photo: PTI

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 Vast areas of many water bodies including Dal Lake have frozen due to the bone chilling cold. The plunge in the minimum temperature has resulted in freezing of water supply pipes. A thick layer of ice has settled over several roads in the city and elsewhere in the valley, making it difficult for motorists to drive. Photo: PTI<br />
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Vast areas of many water bodies including Dal Lake have frozen due to the bone chilling cold. The plunge in the minimum temperature has resulted in freezing of water supply pipes. A thick layer of ice has settled over several roads in the city and elsewhere in the valley, making it difficult for motorists to drive. Photo: PTI

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 Shikara's or traditional gondola's damaged in last week's snowfall are covered with layer of frozen water of the Dal Lake on a cold day in Srinagar. Photo: AP
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Shikara's or traditional gondola's damaged in last week's snowfall are covered with layer of frozen water of the Dal Lake on a cold day in Srinagar. Photo: AP

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 Migratory birds rest near the frozen surface of the Dal Lake on a cold day in Srinagar. Photo: AP<br />
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Migratory birds rest near the frozen surface of the Dal Lake on a cold day in Srinagar. Photo: AP

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 A boat man makes his way through the frozen surface of the Dal Lake on a cold day in Srinagar. Photo: AP<br />
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A boat man makes his way through the frozen surface of the Dal Lake on a cold day in Srinagar. Photo: AP

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 Boat men row their boats in a stream that connects to the Dal Lake on a cold day in Srinagar. The Kashmir valley continues to reel under intense cold wave conditions. Photo: AP<br />
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Boat men row their boats in a stream that connects to the Dal Lake on a cold day in Srinagar. The Kashmir valley continues to reel under intense cold wave conditions. Photo: AP

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 An aerial view of the city after a snowfall in Srinagar. Photo: PTI
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An aerial view of the city after a snowfall in Srinagar. Photo: PTI

  • First Published: January 14, 2021, 1:39 pm

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