Ever wondered if you would be able to match up to the icy-cold weather of Antarctica? Well, now you can find the answer right here, in India.
Srinagar is colder than Antarctica
According to a report on Skymetweather, Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 3.7 degrees Celsius on January 15, while the Indian Base Research Camp in Antarctica, named Bharati, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 2.2 degrees Celsius, making Srinagar even colder than the ice-bound polar region.
However, the town of Leh continued to be the coldest recorded place in Jammu and Kashmir, as the mercury there settled at a low of minus 14 degrees Celsius.
Fresh snowfall has also led to the shutdown of the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, and has severely affected flight operations in Srinagar as well.
“Srinagar-Jammu National Highway has been closed for traffic due to bad weather,” an official of the Traffic Department told PTI.
Currently, Kashmir is under the influence of 'Chillai Kalan', the harshest 40-days of winter, when snowfall is regular and the temperature drops significantly.
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