Weather: Heavy Snowfall Predicted in Kashmir, Check Details.
Cold temperatures in Jammu and Kashmir
Minimum temperatures in the valley fell below freezing point on Monday, with Srinagar recording a low of minus 3.4°C, Qazigund minus 1.0°C, Pahalgam minus 4.7°C, Kokernag minus 2.7°C, and Gulmarg minus 9.6°C.
SRINAGAR: Weather was inclement in J&K during the last 24 hours as the MeT office said on Monday that generally cloudy sky is likely in Jammu division and scattered rain and snow would prevail in Kashmir.
“Weather is likely to remain dry with generally cloudy sky in Jammu and scattered to isolated rain/snow in the Valley during the next 24 hours,” an official of the Meteorological (MeT) department said.
Srinagar had minus 3.4, Pahalgam minus 4.7 and Gulmarg had minus 9.6 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature.
In Ladakh region, Kargil had minus 16.6 and Leh minus 12.6 as the minimum temperature.
Jammu had 6.5, Katra 6.2, Batote 2.1, Banihal 2.4 and Bhaderwah 2 as the minimum temperature. (IANS)
Upcoming snowfall forecast
The Meteorological Department has forecasted “isolated” light rain and snow over Jammu and Kashmir in the next 24 hours, followed by widespread moderate snow and moderate to heavy snow over the middle and higher reaches of J&K from January 24th to 25th.
Continuation of winter
Kashmir is currently under the grip of Chillai-Kalan, a 40-day long harsh winter period that began on December 21st. This will be followed by a 20-day-long period called ‘Chillai-Khurd’ and a 10-day-long period ‘Chillai-Bachha’.
In the last 24 hours, Srinagar received 2.6cm of snowfall and reports say that snowfall was also received from some upper reaches in the Valley.
Comparison to normal temperatures
Many of the recorded minimum temperatures were below or above normal for the respective locations. Srinagar’s temperature was 1.1°C below normal, Qazigund was 2.9°C above normal, Pahalgam was 2.8°C above normal, Kokernag was 0.9°C above normal, and Gulmarg was 1.4°C below normal.