Weather Update: Chillia Kalan Day 03
In the ongoing 40-day harshest winter period— Chillai-Kalan, the mercury continued to settle below the freezing point across the Valley on Friday while the weatherman here has predicted light snowfall over isolated higher reaches on (Saturday).
According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the night temperature across the region dipped several degrees below freezing point with Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir recording minimum temperature +1.2 degree Celsius.
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Moreover, Director Meteorological department (MeT), Dr Mukhtar Ahmad told KNO that the weather is expected to remain generally cloudy with possibility of light snow over isolated higher reaches on December 23.
However, he stated that dry weather is expected on December 24 to December 26 while generally cloudy with possibility of light snow over isolated higher reaches is expected on December 27.
Director MeT has further predicted dry weather conditions from Dec 28-31st, saying that overall no significant weather activity is expected till ending December.
Pertinently, Chillai Kalan, a 40-day winter period, has commenced today. It is a period when Kashmir faces its harshest winter. This period begins on 21 December and ends on 31 January of the next year. It is followed by a 20-day long Chillai-Khurd (small cold) that occurs between January 31 and February 19 and a 10-day long Chillai-Bachha (baby cold) which begins from February 20 to March 2.
Pertinently, Chillai Kalan is a Persian word which means “Major Cold”—(KNO)
Mostly cloudy with Light rain/snow are expected at few parts of J&K today especially during next few hours.
During last 8 hrs as expected some parts of Jammu and Kashmir received light rain/snow few parts of Shopian and kulgam also received very light snow ( no accumulation on the ground).
Now there is no major Western disturbances till ending December.
Regards: Kashmir Weather Forecast