Heavy Snowfall in Kashmir: MeT Issues Important Advisory

Heavy Snowfall in Kashmir: MeT Issues Important Statement


As winter maintains its grip on Jammu and Kashmir, the Meteorological Department provides valuable insights into the evolving weather conditions across the region. Let’s delve into the forecast overview for the upcoming days, offering a comprehensive outlook for residents and travelers alike.


Current Weather Scenario:


The present conditions indicate a dry spell persisting until January 24, with a touch of general cloudiness expected on the evening of the 20th. These observations set the stage for a nuanced weather forecast, as diverse patterns emerge across different time frames.


January 25-26: Light Snow at Higher Reaches:


Looking ahead to January 25-26, the forecast suggests the likelihood of light snowfall in isolated higher reaches. Residents in these areas are advised to stay informed about potential changes in travel conditions and be prepared for the winter elements.


January 27-28: Scattered Snowfall at Higher Reaches:


Continuing into January 27-28, the Meteorological Department anticipates light snow at scattered higher reaches. This pattern adds to the dynamic nature of the winter weather, requiring ongoing vigilance and preparedness in affected regions.


January 29-31: Potential for Rain/Snow:


A notable shift in the forecast is highlighted for January 29-31. Various weather models indicate the potential for light to moderate rain/snow in many places across Jammu and Kashmir. Detailed information regarding this phase will be shared in the coming days, keeping the public well-informed about any significant developments.


Additional Notes on Improvement:


In addition to the precipitation forecast, there’s optimistic news for Jammu Division. Expect an improvement in visibility and a significant rise in maximum temperatures. Moreover, an overall reduction in fog is anticipated, contributing to better travel conditions.


The Meteorological Centre assures residents of Jammu and Kashmir that they are closely monitoring these weather patterns. Stay tuned for further updates, as the region navigates through the nuances of winter, with nature’s elements influencing daily life and activities.


In the wake of the prevailing weather conditions, the Meteorological Department sheds light on the recent temperature variations across different regions of Jammu and Kashmir.



Srinagar witnessed a significant dip in temperatures, recording a low of minus 4.6°C compared to minus 2.4°C the previous night. This marked a noteworthy deviation of 2.5°C below the seasonal norm for the summer capital of J&K at this time of the year.



The gateway town of Kashmir, Qazigund, reported a minimum of minus 4.2°C, showcasing a decrease from the previous night’s minus 3.6°C. The minimum temperature in Qazigund was observed to be 0.9°C below the usual for this time of the season.



The famous resort in south Kashmir, Pahalgam, experienced a low of minus 5.8°C in contrast to minus 3.9°C the previous night. This recorded temperature was 1.4°C above the normal range for Pahalgam during this period.



Similarly, in south Kashmir, Kokernag recorded a minimum temperature of minus 0.9°C, slightly higher than the previous night’s minus 1.1°C. The temperature in Kokernag was observed to be above normal by 3.0°C.



Heading to north Kashmir, Kupwara town reported a low of minus 4.5°C, slightly lower than the previous night’s minus 4.3°C. This indicated a deviation of 1.4°C below the seasonal norm for the region.



Gulmarg, the renowned skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 4.5°C, down from minus 3.2°C the previous night. Surprisingly, the temperature in Gulmarg was 3.2°C above the usual range for this time of the year.



Moving to the winter capital, Jammu, the city recorded a minimum temperature of 5.7°C, a decrease from 6.1°C on the previous night. This represented a deviation of 1.4°C below the normal range for Jammu during winter.


Other Locations:


Banihal recorded a low of minus 0.8°C.

Batote reported a temperature of 2.4°C.

Bhaderwah experienced a chilly low of minus 0.3°C.


The Meteorological Department continues to closely monitor these temperature variations, providing crucial insights into the winter climate of the Jammu and Kashmir region. Stay updated for further developments in the weather conditions.