MeT predicts light rain, snow from Jan 25 in J&K
After much long dry spell, The Weatherman predicts snowfall in Kashmir.
The weatherman on thursday has said that there is a possibility of rains and snow during January 25th to 27th as fresh Western Disturbance would likely affect the Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir.
Weatherman has forecast light rain and snow at a few places in Jammu and Kashmir from January 25-27 in Jammu and Kashmir.
While dry weather was likely to continue till January 24, a meteorological department official told GNS that there is also the possibility of light rain and snow at scattered places from January 28-30.
He said that there is going to be improvement in visibility and maximum temperature during the next 2 days over Jammu Division which is presently witnessing fog during the morning.
Regarding the minimum temperature, the official said that Srinagar recorded minus 2.4°C against minus 4.6°C on the previous night and it was 0.3°C below normal for the summer capital of J&K for this time of the year.
Qazigund recorded a minimum of minus 3.6°C against minus 4.4°C on the previous night, he said. The minimum temperature was 0.3°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, the MeT official said.
Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 3.9°C against minus 5.4°C on the previous night and it was 3.3°C above normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 1.1°C against minus 2.3°C on the previous night and the temperature was above normal by 2.8°C for the place, the official said.
kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 4.3°C against minus 4.4°C on the previous night and it was 1.2°C below normal there, the official said.
Gulmarg, the official said, recorded a low of minus 3.2°C against minus 3.1°C on the previous night and the temperature was 4.5°C above normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir.
Jammu, he said, recorded a minimum of 6.1°C against 2.3°C on the previous night, and it was below normal by 1.0°C for the winter capital of J&K.
Banihal recorded a low of minus 0.44°C, Batote 3.0°C and Bhaderwah 1.0°C, he said.
Kashmir valley is under ‘Chillai-Kalan’, the 40-day harsh period of winter, which will end on January 29. However it does not mean an end to the winter. It is followed by a 20-day-long period called ‘Chillai-Khurd’ that occurs between January 30 and February 19 and a 10-day-long period ‘Chillai-Bachha’ (baby cold) which is from February 20 to March 1. (GNS)
During Chillai Kalan, the weather in Kashmir valley continues to remain dry and cold with minimum temperatures hovering below the freezing point but this year the valley didn’t see any spell of Snowfall and usually below freezing temperature.
The most intense part of winter in Kashmir consists of three months, & divided into three parts called the Chilas. The Chillai Kalan, the Chillai Khurd and the Challai Bache