Respite from cold
After the recent spells of snow, people living in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir, got a respite from a subzero temperature as the harshest period of winters is over.
There have been lot of hardships for the people of the valley as the drinking water supply are disrupted due to the frozen pipes. Now people expect that with the rising temperatures, their water supply problems would be over.
The minimum temperature in Srinagar settled above the freezing point for the first time in over a month as the mercury rose at most places in Kashmir valley.
In this month of February weatherman has predicted rise in temperatures and people are waiting for the weather to improve as they have been boxed in their homes due to the inclement weather.
Kashmir valley witnessed a harsh winter after three decades which resulted in the freezing of water bodies including Dal Lake of Srinagar.
The impact of the bad weather was heavy on children and aged people as they remained indoors for the forty days of Chillai Kallan.
The old age patients especially suffering from brochette problems faced a very tough time, as due to the pandemic they could not be hospitalized for falling oxygen levels.