The maximum temperature recorded in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday was 15 degrees Celsius. This is the highest temperature in the month of January in the last 2 decades. In this way, the weather pattern in Kashmir valley seems to have changed a lot. Snowfall here has surprisingly reduced by 100% in January. Due to lack of snowfall in the plains of Kashmir and dry weather for a long time, the temperature in the valley has increased. The temperature at many stations here has gone above normal by 6-8 degrees Celsius.
These days the level of mercury has fallen considerably in the northern parts of the country. The national capital Delhi had the coldest morning of this season on Sunday, where the minimum temperature dropped to 3.5 degrees Celsius. The weather department has reacted to the unusual temperature pattern. The department said that sudden changes in temperature are common in recent times. Such situations are seen even in the summer season. Weather experts said that fresh western disturbance may affect Jammu and Kashmir in the coming days. It is expected to cause snowfall.
It snowed lightly but it didn’t snow.
Gurez sector of Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir received light snowfall on Friday night, bringing an end to the prolonged dry season in the valley. Dras in Ladakh also received very light snowfall but snow did not accumulate there. A rise in minimum temperatures was observed due to cloudy sky in many parts of the valley. The night temperature was several degrees above normal. These days Kashmir is in the grip of Chilla Kalan, when there is severe cold for 40 days. During this time, cold wave prevails in the area and the temperature drops considerably, due to which water freezes in water sources as well as in pipes. During this period, the probability of snowfall is high and most areas, especially the higher altitude areas, receive heavy snowfall.