In the area of Kashmir under the control of India, greatly increased and strengthened the cold frost. Icy winds blowing from the north, led to a decrease in temperature to zero and below. Record night temperature in Srinagar was -4,9 ° C in Leh air cooled to -14,2 ° C, and in Kargil was colder still at 2.2 degrees. Weather will remain so dry and cold for about two days.
In the town of Drass, recognized as the second coldest populated place in the world, the temperature dropped to -27 ° C. All the rivers and lakes of the area are frozen, and in fact they were given drinking water, few residents of Kashmir and the military patrolling the region. Such heavy frosts portend a 40-day winter period beginning December 21, 2012 and is usually complete by the end of January.
Global snow cover in the northern hemisphere has reached record proportions in December 2012.
Complicating the situation is the constant cold and dense fog in the afternoon. By mid-January to the Kashmiri frost and snow will be added to make their lives more difficult mountaineers. Besides Indian Kashmir scary, sometimes-fatal cooling observed in the northern Indian states of Punjab, Garyana, Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi. During the period of the cold and lack of food, frostbite has managed more than 100 people killed.