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Srinagar And Jammu Scorching Hot, 32.4 And 33.8 Degrees Celsius As The Maximum Temperature Respectively

Srinagar And Jammu Scorching Hot, 32.4 And 33.8 Degrees Celsius As The Maximum Temperature Respectively

Srinagar, June 8: At 32.4 and 33.8 degrees Celsius as the maximum temperature, Srinagar and Jammu cities respectively has recorded the highest temperature of the season so far.

An official of the meteorological department (MET) told IANS, “Both Srinagar and Jammu cities witnessed the highest temperature of the season so far at 32.4 and 33.8 degrees Celsius respectively yesterday (Monday).”

The official said maximum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir are likely to rise further during the next few days as weather is expected to remain dry during this period.

Srinagar recorded 18.6, Pahalgam 9.4 and Gulmarg 13.0 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature on Tuesday.

Leh town of Ladakh had 7.5, Kargil 10.2 and Drass 3.6 as the minimum temperature of the day.

Jammu city had 29.2, Katra 26.2, Batote 19.2, Banihal 17.8 and Bhaderwah 18.2 as the night’s lowest temperature.—(IANS)

Jammu And Kashmir Latest Weather Update

Jammu And Kashmir Latest Weather Update

Possibility of Light rain/ thundershower accompained with Lightening, gusty winds and Hailstorm at few places of J&K on 15-05-2021.

Due to moisture incursion from Arabian sea during 19th and 20th May possibility of moderate Rain with thunder, lightening and gusty winds over most places of J&K and few places of Ladakh.

Possibility of heavy rain is expected particularly over Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Udhampur, Reasi, Doda, and Ramban districts during 20th May.

Weather Update For Jammu And Kashmir And Ladakh

Weather Update For Jammu And Kashmir And Ladakh

J&K: Mainly Dry weather is expected during 9-11th, however localised Rain /Thunderstorm may occur at isolated pockets mainly towards later afternoon/evening, although chances are less. Thereafter, expect another spell of scattered to Widespread Rain/thunderstorm during 12-14th.

LADAKH: Mainly dry weather most likely during 9-12th, however light rain/snow may occur at isolated places on higher reaches, although chances are less. Thereafter, light to moderate rain/snow is likely at scattered places of Leh & Kargil district during 13-14th.

ADVISORY:
1. Farmers & commuters of Srinagar -Leh, Srinagar -Jmu and Leh -Manali(Subject to Clearance from Traffic Police) may take the benefit of Favourable weather during 9-11th.

Regards(MeT Centre, Srinagar /LEH)

Rains Lash Gulmarg, Other Parts Of Kashmir Valley

Rains Lash Gulmarg, Other Parts Of Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, May 5: Amid forecast for erratic weather this week, parts of Kashmir Valley including Gulmarg received rainfall, officials said on Wednesday.

A meteorological department official told  that Srinagar recorded a low of 12.6°C against 13.4°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.9°C above normal for this time of the season in the summer capital of J&K where traces of rain was recorded in last 24 hours till 0830 hours today, he said.

Qazigund recorded a low of 10.8°C against previous night’s 11.2°C and it was above normal by 2.7°C in the gateway town of Kashmir, the official said. It received 3.2mm of the rain during the time, he said.

Mercury settled at 9.0°C against 7.0°C on the previous night in Pahalgam which has traces of rain during the time. The temperature was 2.1°C above normal for the time of the season in the famous tourist resort in South Kashmir, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, had 6.4mm of rain during the time and recorded a low of 9.4°C against normal of 9.3°C, the official said.

Kupwara received 6.0mm of rain and recorded a low of 11.2°C against 10.1°C on the previous night and the temperature was above normal by 2.8°C for this time of the season in north Kashmir district, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, received 22.4mm of rain during the 24 hours and recorded a low of 4.6°C against 7.2°C on the previous night, the official said. It was 0.3°C above normal in the resort, the official added.

“Scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rain/thunder (is expected) in Jammu and Kashmir in the next 24 hours,” the official said.

Regarding the forecast for next two days, he said, “Scattered to fairly widespread light rain/thundershowers are expected in J&K.” gns

Isolated Late Afternoon Light Showers Forecast In Kashmir

Isolated Late Afternoon Light Showers Forecast In Kashmir

Srinagar, April 28: Weatherman has forecast very light rain and thundershowers in Kashmir and Pirpanjal range towards afternoon in next few days, officials said on Wednesday.“While main dry weather is expected, there is possibility of isolated very light rain/thundershowers in Kashmir and Pirpanjal range towards late afternoon,” a meteorological department official told GNS.He said Srinagar recorded a low of 10.2°C against 9.0°C on the previous night.

The temperature was 0.9°C above normal for this time of the season in the summer capital of J&K, he said.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 7.7°C against previous night’s 6.6 which was below normal by 0.1°C, the official said.

Mercury settled at 4.9°C against 4.0°C on the previous night in Pahalgam. The temperature was above normal by 0.5°C during this time of the season in the famous tourist resort in South Kashmir, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 7.6°C against normal of 7.2°C and last night’s 7.2°C, the official said.

Kupwara recorded a low of 5.5°C against 5.1°C on the previous night which is below normal by 2.3°C for this time of the season in north Kashmir district, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, recorded a low of 5.0°C against 4.0°C on the previous night, the official said. It was 0.8°C below normal in the resort, the official added. 

Weather To Remain Dry In Jammu And Kashmir Ladakh Till May 3

Weather To Remain Dry In Jammu And Kashmir Ladakh Till May 3

Srinagar 27 April 2021: Dry and pleasant weather will continue on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as the meteorological (MET) department forecast same weather conditions up to May 3.

“Weather is likely to remain dry in J&K and Ladakh union territories till May 3 with possibility of isolated rain/snow at some places,” an official of the MET department said.

Srinagar had 9.0, Pahalgam 4.0 and Gulmarg also 4.0 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature today.

Leh town of Ladakh had 1.8, Kargil 2.8 and Drass minus 3.2 as the minimum temperature.

Jammu city had 20.5, Katra 20.2, Batote 14.1, Banihal 9.4 and Bhaderwah 9.3 as the minimum temperature.

Rains Lash Parts Of Kashmir Valley More Expected

Rains Lash Parts Of Kashmir Valley More Expected

Srinagar, April 21: Rains lashed parts of Kashmir Valley even as minimum temperatures rose amid cloud cover, officials said on Wednesday.

A meteorological department official told that Srinagar received traces of rain while it recorded a low of 10.4°C against 8.9°C on the previous night. It was 1.5°C above normal in the summer capital of J&K.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, received 2.0mm of rain during 24 hours till 0830 hours and recorded a low of 7.4°C against previous night’s 4.9°C, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, received 3.8mm of rain and recorded a low of 5.3°C against 1.4°C on the previous night, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, received 5.2mm of rain during the time and recorded a low of 5.8°C against previous night’s 4.8°C, the official said.

Kupwara in north Kashmir had 0.3mm of rain and recorded a low of 7.7°C against 4.5°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, received 1.6mm recorded a low of 1.4°C against minus 1.0°C on the previous night, the official said.

Fairly widespread light rain/TS is expected in Jammu and Kashmir,” the official said regarding the forecast for next 24 hours.

For subsequent two days, the official said that “widespread light to moderate rain/TS are expected” in Jammu and Kashmir. gns

Rains Continue As MeT Forecast Brief Improvement In Jammu And Kashmir

Rains Continue As MeT Forecast Brief Improvement In Jammu And Kashmir

Srinagar, April 18: Rains continued in Jammu and Kashmir even as the weatherman forecast more after improvement for a day on Monday.

A meteorological department official told that Srinagar received 3.8mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours till 8:30 a.m. The minimum temperature remained below normal as Srinagar recorded a low of 7.8°C against 7.2°C on the previous night. The temperature was below 0.1°C normal in the summer capital of J&K for this time of the year, he said.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, received 17.6mm of rain during the time and recorded a low of 6.6°C against previous night’s 6.2°C, the official said.

Pahalgam received 14.6mm during the time while the famous resort in south Kashmir recorded a low of 3.4°C against 5.3°C on the previous night, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, received 17.8mm of rain and recorded a low of 5.1°C against previous night’s 4.8°C, the official said.

Kupwara received 13.8mm of rain during the 24 hours while the north Kashmir district recorded a low of 5.7°C against 6.0°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, received 18.8mm of rain during the time and recorded a low of 0.4°C against 0.5°C on the previous night which was below 1.9°C than the normal for the area, the official said. There are reports about light fresh snowfall in some higher reaches of the Valley including Gulmarg.

Jammu district received 6.3mm of rain, Banihal 25.2mm, Batote 18.6mm, Katra 7.0mm, Bhaderwah 18.2mm and Kathua 1.0mm, the official added.

The official said the erratic weather will continue for now even as dry weather was expected on April 19 when “there will be mainly clear sky becoming partly cloudy towards evening or night”.

“Fairly widespread rain” has been forecast again on April 20 and “widespread rain” on April 22. 

Rains Lash Kashmir Valley, More Expected In Coming Days

Rains Lash Kashmir Valley, More Expected In Coming Days

Srinagar, April 12: Amid forecast for more rains, night temperatures rose across Kashmir Valley, officials said on Monday.

A meteorological department official told that the minimum temperature settled at 7.8°C against 6.4°C on the previous night in Srinagar.

The temperature in the summer capital, which received 8mm of rains in 24 hours till 0830 a.m., was 0.2°C above normal for this time of the season, he said.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 7.2°C against 4.0°C on the previous night and received rainfall of 9.6mm during the time, the official said.

Pahalgam recorded a minimum of 4.0°C against 0.9°C on the earlier night while the famous resort in south Kashmir received 13.6mm of rain.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 5.8°C against previous night’s 4.8°C while it had 6.0mm of rain, the official said.

Kupwara recorded a low of 5.2°C against 5.1°C on the previous night and received 8.6mm of rain, the official said.

Gulmarg record a low of minus 0.2°C against 0.0°C on the previous night while the world famous skiing resort in the north Kashmir received 14.6mm of rain, the official said.

“There’s no forecast of any severe weather till April 14. Expect another spell of light to moderate rain/thunderstorm (in plains) and snowfall over higher reaches during April 14th night to April 15,” Director meteorological department Sonam Lotus said.

For next 24 hours, the MeT office here forecast “isolated very light rain/thundershowers in the upper reaches of Kashmir and Pirpanjal range of Jammu division. Mainly dry weather on the plains of Jammu and Kashmir.”

Regarding the outlook for subsequent two days, the MeT office said there is possibility of “isolated to scattered light Rain/thundershowers/Snow.” gns

Mercury Drops To Minus 1°C In Gulmarg Amid Light Rains In Kashmir

Mercury Drops To Minus 1°C In Gulmarg Amid Light Rains In Kashmir

Srinagar, March 31: Amid light rains overnight, the minimum temperatures dropped in most places in the Kashmir Valley, recording below sub-zero at world famous skiing resort of Gulmarg, officials said on Wednesday.

A meteorological department official told that the Srinagar received 1.4mm of rain in 24 hours till 0830 hours today while the mercury settled at 6.6°C against previous night’s 8.6°C in the summer capital.

The temperature was above by 0.5°C in Srinagar for this time of the year, the official said.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, received no rain and recorded a low of 6.5°C against 6.0°C on the previous night, he said.

Pahalgam had 3.4mm of rain while mercury settled at 1.7°C against 2.3°C on the earlier night at the famous resort in south Kashmir, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, received 6.7mm of rain and recorded a low of 6.7°C against previous night’s 4.3°C, the official said.

The minimum temperature settled at 4.5°C in Kupwara against 6.0°C on the previous night, the official said. The north Kashmir district had no rain during the time, he said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.0°C against 0.5°C on the previous night and received 1.2mm of rain.

The temperature was minus 0.8°C above normal for the place during this time of the year, the official added.

The meteorological department has forecast “mainly dry weather” for next few.

As per the weekly forecast, there is possibility of isolated showers on April 2 and 4 besides widespread rains with possibility of 76-100% on April 5 and 6.

Mercury Drops After Rains In Kashmir, ‘Dry Weather’ Predicted Till Apr 5

Mercury Drops After Rains In Kashmir, ‘Dry Weather’ Predicted Till Apr 5

Srinagar, March 30 : After fresh rainfall, the minimum temperatures dropped across the Kashmir even as meteorological department has forecast “mainly dry weather” till April 5 in J&K.

A meteorological department official told that the Srinagar received 3.2mm of rain in 24 hours till 0830 hours while mercury settled at 8.6°C against previous night’s 11.2°C in the summer capital. The temperature was above by 2.5°C in Srinagar for this time of the year, the official said.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, received 2.2mm of rain and recorded a low of 6.0°C against 7.4°C on the previous night, he said.

Pahalgam received 6.2mm of rain while mercury settled at 2.3°C against 7.0°C on the earlier night at the famous resort in south Kashmir. Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, received 3.6mm of rain and recorded a low of 4.3°C against previous night’s 10.7°C, the official said.

The minimum temperature settled at 6.0°C in Kupwara against 8.7°C on the previous night, the official told GNS. The north Kashmir district received 5.7mm of rain during the time, he said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, recorded a minimum temperature of 0.5°C against 1.5°C on the previous night and received 13.6mm of rain. The temperature was 1.3°C above normal for the place during this time of the year, the official added.

The meteorological department has forecast “isolated light rain/thundershowers in Kashmir and Pirpanjal range of Jammu Division” in next 24 hours.

“There will be mainly dry weather on the plains of Jammu division,” the official said.

For next two days, the weather office has predicted “mainly dry weather.” As per the weekly forecast, there is possibility of isolated showers on April 2 and 4 besides widespread rains with possibility of 76-100% on April 5. “There would be mainly dry weather till April 5,” the MeT official added.

Rain Lashes Kashmir, Meteorological Departmente {MeT} Says More Expected

Rain Lashes Kashmir, Meteorological Departmente {MeT} Says More Expected

Srinagar, March 29: Rains lashed Kashmir even as minimum temperatures remained considerably above normal across the Valley, weatherman said on Monday.

A meteorological department official told that the Srinagar received 3.1mm of rain in 24 hours till 0830 hours while mercury settled at 11.2°C against previous night’s 12.2°C in the summer capital. The temperature was above by 5.1°C in Srinagar for this time of the year, the official said.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, received 1.2mm of rain and recorded a low of 7.4°C against 8.2°C on the previous night, he said.

Pahalgam received 13.0mm of rain while mercury settled at 7.0°C against 6.9°C on the earlier night at the famous resort in south Kashmir kokernag, also in south Kashmir, received 2.6mm recorded a low of 10.7°C against previous night’s 7.2°C, the official said.

The minimum temperature settled at 8.7°C in Kupwara against 7.7°C on the previous night, the official told . The north Kashmir district received 15.6mm of rain during the time, he said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, recorded a minimum temperature of 1.5°C against 2.0°C on the previous night and had 21.4mm of rain. The temperature was 2.3°C above normal for the place during this time of the year, the official added

The meteorological department has forecast “fairly widespread light to moderate rain, snow or thunderstorm in Kashmir and Pirpanjal range of Jammu division” in next 24 hours. “There will be mainly dry weather on the plains of Jammu division,” the official said.

For next two days, the weather office has predicted “isolated very light rain/thunderstorm.” 

Night Temperature Increases Amid Forecast For ‘Widespread Rains, Snow’ In Jammu And Kashmir

Night Temperature Increases Amid Forecast For ‘Widespread Rains, Snow’ In Jammu And Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 21 Amid weatherman’s advisory for widespread rains or snow, minimum temperatures increased across Kashmir Valley, officials said on Sunday.

A meteorological department official told GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of 7.4°C against 6.0°C on the previous night. The minimum temperature was 4.7°C above normal for this time of the year in the summer capital of J&K, the official said.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 5.7°C against 4.4°C on the previous night while mercury settled at 0.1°C against minus 0.2°C on the earlier night at Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 6.0°C against previous night’s 4.3°C, the official said.

The minimum temperature settled at 5.3°C in Kupwara against 2.8°C on the previous night, the official told .

Gulmarg recorded minimum temperature of 2.0°C against minus 0.5°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature at the world famous skiing resort which received nearly 3ft fresh snowfall last week is 4.3°C normal for this time of the year, the official said.

The weather office has already issued an advisory regarding widespread rain or snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir.

“In quick succession, two Western Disturbances are most likely to affect J&&K and adjoining areas from 21st March (afternoon),” Dr Mukhtar Ahmad, Sc-C Director/LACD said in an advisory addressed to Divisional Commissioners of Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh.

“Under the influence of these weather systems, widespread moderate rain/snow is expected in Jammu, Kashmir and light rain/ snow at a few places of Ladakh region on 21st March. (There is) Possibility of thunder/ lightning with hail and gusty winds (30-40 KMPH) at isolated places in Janimu division,” reads the advisory.

Another western disturbance is most likely to affect J&K and neighbourhood from March 22 afternoon with its peak intensity during 22nd night to 23rd night and gradual decrease thereafter, the advisory reads further.

“The system is most likely to cause heavy rain/snow mainly in upper reaches of Kashmir (Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Baramulla, Bandipora (Gurez & Tulail Valley) and Kupwara (Karnah Sector), Shopian, Qazigund-Banihal axis. Pirpanjal Range of Jammu Division, Drass (Gumri & Minamurg) and Zanskar subdivision of ladakh.”
As per the advisory, the probable impacts include “temporary” disruption of surface traffic mainly on Jammu-Srinagar/Srinagar-Leh Highway, Mughal road and other major roads.

There is possibility of landslides and shooting stones in vulnerable spots of Jammu- Srinagar and Srinagar-Leh Highway, it says.

Possible impacts also include temporary water logging in low lying areas and dip in day temperature.
“Suspend / avoid agricultural and horticultural operations (fertilizer and chemical spray) and drain out excess water.”

Separately, in a daily statement about the forecast, the meteorological department issued a “yellow warning” for isolated thunder/hail/ gusty winds of 30-40 kmph in Kashmir as well as Jammu divisions on March 21 and 22. However, for March 23, the weatherman has issued ‘amber warning’ for “scattered heavy rain/snow/thunder/lightning” with likely disruption in Surface traffic Jammu-Srinagar highway and Srinagar-Leh highway due to landslides and water logging in low laying area.”

On March 24, there is no warning but the weatherman said that there may be disruption in surface traffic on both highways due to landslides.”

There are four types colour codes signifying the level of caution: green which means no action, yellow—situation to be watched), amber –government agencies need to be prepared for severe weather and red –action needed by the agencies. 

Weather To Remain Inclement In J&K For 4 Days, “Two Western Disturbances (WDs) Approaching Jammu And Kashmir And Adjoining Areas: MeT Department

Weather To Remain Inclement In J&K For 4 Days, “Two Western Disturbances (WDs) Approaching Jammu And Kashmir And Adjoining Areas: MeT Department

Srinagar, March 21, 2021: Srinagar recorded 7.4 Minimum temperatures throughout the valley rose above the freezing point on Sunday amid an adverse weather advisory issued by the Met Department predicting a four-day long spell of rain/snow in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Two Western Disturbances (WDs) approaching Jammu and Kashmir and adjoining areas are likely to cause heavy rain/snow mainly in upper reaches of Kashmir (Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Baramulla, Bandipora (Gurez and Tulial Valley) and Kupwara (Karnah sector), Shopian, Qazigund-Banihal axis, Pirpanjal range of Jammu division, Drass (Gumri and Minamarg) and Zanskar subdivision of Ladakh,” the Department advisory said.

Srinagar recorded 7.4, Pahalgam 2.8 and Gulmarg 2.0 degrees Celsius as their minimum temperatures on Sunday.

Leh town had minus 3.1, Kargil minus 3.6 and Drass minus 7.6 as the night’s lowest temperature.

Jammu city had 16.8, Katra 16.4, Batote 10.4, Banihal 7.2 and Bhaderwah 7.5 as the minimum temperature.(IANS)

Kashmir Drenched In Rains, Higher Reaches Receive Snowfall, Weather To Improve From Monday: MeT

Kashmir Drenched In Rains, Higher Reaches Receive Snowfall, Weather To Improve From Monday: MeT

Srinagar March 13, 2021: Heavy rains continued to lash the Valley while the higher reaches received moderate to heavy snowfall on Friday, causing temperatures to plummet.

The heavy rainfall has also caused landslides at multiple places on the 270-kilometre Srinagar-Jammu highway which as per the Traffic department officials will remain closed on Saturday.

However, the Meteorological department has predicted some improvement in the weather on Saturday with forecast of rainfall at isolated places and an overall improvement in weather from Monday afternoon. The MeT advisory has asked people in vulnerable spots to remain alert as “land is saturated due to the heavy rains”, the advisory added. The next spell of widespread rains as per MeT forecast is likely on Sunday with an improvement in weather from Monday afternoon.

Ski-resort Gulmarg received 1 to 2 feet of fresh snowfall and health resort Sonamarg recorded almost 3 feet of fresh snowfall in the last three days, MeT officials said. Pahalgam in south Kashmir also received a fresh spell of light snowfall.

As per MeT data, Srinagar recorded 9 millimetre rainfall, Qazigund 29.4 mm rainfall on Friday while Pahalgam recorded 17.4 mm, Kupwara 15.2 mm, Kokernag 19.6 mm, Banihal 25.2 mm and Batote 18.4 mm rainfall.

The incessant rainfall has also led to marginal rise in levels of water in different water bodies. However, the officials of the Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) department said that there was no threat of floods in the Valley.

The inclement weather has caused a sharp fall in temperatures after the Valley witnessed pleasant weather in February and first week of this month.

Srinagar recorded 4.6 degrees Celsius on Friday which is several notches below the normal and 2.2 degrees Celsius minimum temperature on Thursday night. As per the MeT department, Gulmarg on Thursday night recorded minus 2.4 degrees Celsius. Amid snowfall, Gulmarg recorded 0.2 degrees Celsius on Friday.

Expect Significant Decrease In Rain/Snowfall From This Evening, Forecast For Next 5 Days

Expect Significant Decrease In Rain/Snowfall From This Evening, Forecast For Next 5 Days

Generally cloudy on 13th with possibilities of light rain at isolated places, light to moderate rain at scattered places on 14-15th & dry thereafter.

WARNING:
Due to continuous Rain/snow, the land is fully saturatyed which may led to Landslide/Avalanche & water Logging at Lying areas of Kashmir valley & Banihal_ramban Area during nxt 24hrs.

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No Flood Threat In Valley As Major Rainfall Activity Recorded In North Kashmir: I&FC

No Flood Threat In Valley As Major Rainfall Activity Recorded In North Kashmir: I&FC

Srinagar, Mar 12: The incessant rainfall for the last 36 hours has thrown life out of gear in the Valley even as the officials of Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) department said that there was no threat of floods in the Valley as the major rainfall activity was recorded in north Kashmir.

A top official of Irrigation and Flood Control department told that there is no flood threat, as most of the rainfall activity has been from north Kashmir and the gauge level in all water bodies is below normal.

“Tributaries in north Kashmir are filled with rainfall water, but there is no situation of floods in the valley,” he said.

Meanwhile, an official said that as the plains in the Valley received rainfall, the higher reaches of North Kashmir including Kupwara and Gulmarg received fresh snowfall of about 2ft and 1.5 ft respectively. 

Deputy Director Meteorological department told that the weather system is expecting the improvement in the weather from this afternoon, however, the weather will remain cloudy and erratic till 16 March. “There is no major weather activity as per the system.”

He said that higher reaches of district Kupwara in Tangdar and Keran have received fresh snowfall of around 2 to 2.5 ft while tourist destinations of Gulmarg and Sonamarg have received 1.5 ft and 2 ft snow.

As per the officials of MeT, Srinagar received 27.2 mm of fresh rainfall during the last 24 hours and recorded a temperature as low as 2.2°C.

Earlier in the morning MeT in a communique had said, “Widespread moderate to isolated heavy rain/snow in Kashmir, scattered light rain in plains of Jammu. Widespread moderate to heavy shower in Poonch Rajouri. Current weather likely to persist during day time. Expect gradual improvement from evening.

Thunderstorm with rain most likely at some places of South Kashmir, hilly areas of Jammu region.” MeT had also issued an alert for landslides and avalanche in vulnerable spots as land was fully saturated.kno

Gulmarg Receives 50cm Snowfall In Last 48 Hours

Gulmarg Receives 50cm Snowfall In Last 48 Hours

Srinagar, March 9: Upper reaches of Kashmir Valley including Gulmarg received fresh snowfall while rains lashed plains, officials said on Tuesday.

A meteorological department official told that Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort, received 37 centimetres fresh snowfall in last 24 hours till 0830 hours. In past 48 hours, the tourist destination in north Kashmir received 50cm (1.65ft) of snow and recorded a minimum temperature of minus 4.2°C against minus 3.5°C on the previous night, the official said.

Srinagar, the official said, received 14.9mm of rain during 24 hours even as it recorded a low of 5.2°C against 5.8°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.9°C above normal for this time of the year in this summer capital, the official said.
Qazigund recorded a low of 2.8°C against 4.8°C on the previous night and received 33.2mm of rain during the time.

The mercury settled at 2.1°C against minus 1.4°C on the earlier night at Pahalgam while the famous resort received 6.9mm rain.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 1.1°C against 3.9°C on the previous night while it received 19.7mm of rain.

The minimum temperature settled at 3.7°C in Kupwara against 3.9°C on the previous night while the north Kashmir district received 2.4mm rain, the official said.

Leh received 2 centimetres of snow while it recorded a low of minus 4.3°C, the official nsaid.

The MeT has predicted improvement in the weather for now.
For March 11 and 12, the weatherman has issued a “yellow warning” for “isolated rain, thundershowers with lightning, hail and gusty winds” in Kashmir as well as Jammu divisions.

There are four types colour codes signifying the level of caution: green which means no action, yellow—situation to be watched), amber –government agencies need to be prepared for severe weather and red –action needed by the agencies.gns

Mercury Drops After Snowfall, Rains In Kashmir, Minus 6°C In Gulmarg

Mercury Drops After Snowfall, Rains In Kashmir, Minus 6°C In Gulmarg

Srinagar, Feb 28 The minimum temperature dropped at most places in Kashmir Valley with Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort, recording a low of minus 6.0°C, weatherman said on Sunday.

A meteorological department official told that the Gulmarg, the venue for the ongoing second Khelo India Winter Games, had snowfall of 29mm in last 24 hours till 0830 hours.

The minimum temperature at the world-famous resort was almost minus 4°C below last night’s minus 2.2°C and minus 0.2°C below the normal for this time of the year, the official said.

Srinagar recorded a low of 2.1°C against 4.7°C on the previous night.

The temperature though was 0.6 degrees Celsius above the normal for this time of the year in Srinagar where 9.2mm rainfall was recorded during the time, the official said.

Qazigund recorded a low of 2.3°C against 2.2°C on the previous night while the gateway town of J&K had 19.2mm of rainfall during the time.

The mercury settled at minus 0.6°C at Pahalgam against 0.3°C on the earlier night while the famous health resort had 12.5mm of rainfall during the time.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 0.4°C against 0.1°C on the previous night and had a rainfall of 23.5mm.

The minimum temperature settled at minus 0.1°C in Kupwara against 0.7°C on the previous night even as the northern Kashmir district recorded rainfall of 17.2mm, the official said.

The weatherman has forecast dry weather for next three days and fresh isolated and scattered rains from March 3. 

Rains, Snowfall In Kashmir Hilly Areas May Receive Snowfall Upto Half To 1ft: Sonam Lotus

Rains, Snowfall In Kashmir Hilly Areas May Receive Snowfall Upto Half To 1ft: Sonam Lotus

Srinagar, Feb 27 Higher reaches of Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall while rains lashed plains of Kashmir Valley, weatherman said on Saturday.

A meteorological department official told that the Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir received rain or snow of 23.2mm in last 24 hours till 0830 hours. The resort, the venue for the ongoing second Khelo India Winter Games, also recorded a low of minus 2.2°C against minus 0.8°C earlier night, the official said. Reports about snowfall on other higher reaches were also received from other parts of the Valley.

The MeT official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 4.7°C against 8.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 3.2 degrees Celsius above the normal for this time of the year in Srinagar where 9mm rainfall was recorded during the time, the official said.

Qazigund recorded a low of 2.2°C against 5.7°C on the previous night while the gateway town of J&K had 23.2mm of rainfall during the time. The mercury settled at 0.3°C at Pahalgam against 3.0°C on the earlier night while the famous health resort had 18.5mm of rainfall during the time.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 0.1°C against 5.2°C on the previous night and had a rainfall of 31.4mm.

The minimum temperature settled at 0.7°C in Kupwara against 4.4°C on the previous night even as the northern Kashmir district recorded rainfall of 45.4mm, highest anywhere during the time, he said.

Sonam Lotus, Director Meteorological Department here, said that intermittent light to moderate rain in plains and snow over higher reaches of J&K was most likely to continue today. “There would be significant decrease in rain /snow from tomorrow onwards,” he said, adding, “Hilly areas may receive snowfall upto half to 1ft.”

In a statement, the MeT office has forecast fresh isolated and scattered rains from March 3 onwards after dry weather for March 1 and 2. 

Fresh Snowfall In Gulmarg Other Higher Reaches In Kashmir Valley

Fresh Snowfall In Gulmarg Other Higher Reaches In Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Feb 26: Gulmarg and other higher reaches received fresh snowfall while rains lashed parts of Kashmir Valley, weatherman said on Friday.

A meteorological department official told that the Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir received 2.5cms of snow in last 24 hours till 0830 hours. The resort, the venue for the second Khelo India Winter Games beginning today, also recorded a low of minus 0.8°C against minus 0.6°C earlier night, the official said. Snowfall on higher reaches was also received from other parts of the Valley.

The MeT official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 8.0°C against 7.4°C on the previous night. The temperature was 6.5 degrees Celsius above the normal for this time of the year in Srinagar where traces of rainfall were recorded during the time, the official said.

Qazigund recorded a low of 5.7°C against 6.6°C on the previous night while the gateway town of J&K had 1.2mm of rainfall during the time.

The mercury settled at 3.0°C at Pahalgam against 3.2°C on the earlier night while the famous health resort had 3.5mm of rainfall during the time.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 5.2°C against 5.5°C on the previous night and had a rainfall of 0.8mm.

The minimum temperature settled at 4.4°C in Kupwara against 5.2°C on the previous night even as the northern Kashmir district recorded rainfall of 14.6mm, highest anywhere during the time, he said.

Sonam Lotus, Director Meteorological Department here, said widespread light to moderate rain with thunderstorm (hail in Jammu region) and snow on higher reaches is expected forecast on February 26.

“On February 27, there is possibility of light rain/snow on higher reaches at scattered places of J&K while there is possibility of isolated light rain or snow on February 28, “ he said, adding, “Places like Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Zojila,Banihal Top may receive half foot of snow.” gns

MeT Forecasts Inclement Weather Today ‘Scattered To Fairly Widespread Rain, Snow Likely

MeT Forecasts Inclement Weather Today ‘Scattered To Fairly Widespread Rain, Snow Likely

Srinagar, February 26, 2021: The Meteorological Department has said that scattered to fairly widespread rain, snow was likely on Friday in J&K and Ladakh.

The MeT advisory has said that the inclement weather could affect surface transport. As per MeT forecast, the inclement weather was likely to affect Jammu on Saturday.

Meanwhile, parts of Kashmir received light to moderate rain on Friday while many higher reaches received a light snowfall.

Summer capital Srinagar recorded 0.2 millimetre rainfall, ski-resort Gulmarg 0.6 mm, Pahalgam 3.6 mm, Kupwara 4 mm, and Qazigund 1.8 mm from Wednesday till 5:30 pm on Thursday.

Marking an increase in temperatures on Wednesday night, Srinagar recorded 7.4 degrees Celsius. On Thursday Srinagar recorded 16.2 degrees Celsius maximum temperature. Gulmarg on Wednesday night recorded minus 0.6 degrees Celsius and 4.6 degrees Celsius maximum temperature on Thursday.

The Valley this year witnessed the harshest 40-day winter period of Chilai Kalan in the last 30 years during which low temperatures caused freezing of water bodies including Dal Lake. Heavy snowfall during January 4 and 6 had cut off the Valley from the rest of the world for five days after both air and surface traffic had been affected.

The Chilai Kalan which ended on December 30 was followed by the 20-day ‘Chillai-Khurd’ (small cold) from January 30 to February 19 and now a 10-day ‘Chillai-Bachha’ (baby cold) from February 20 to March 1.

Rainfall In Kashmir, Mercury Rises Except Gulmarg

Rainfall In Kashmir, Mercury Rises Except Gulmarg

Srinagar, Feb 25 : Most parts of Kashmir received fresh rainfall even as the minimum temperatures remained above sub-zero level in the Valley except Gulmarg, the weatherman said on Thursday.

A meteorological department official told that Srinagar recorded a low of 7.4°C against 4.2°C on the previous night.

The temperature was 5.9 degrees Celsius above the normal for this time of the year in Srinagar where 0.2mm of rainfall was recorded in the last 24 hours till 0830 hours, the official said. It was raining when this report was filed.

Qazigund recorded a low of 6.6°C against 2.2°C on the previous night while the gateway town of J&K had 1.8mm of rainfall during the time. The mercury settled at 3.2°C at Pahalgam against minus 0.1°C on the earlier night while the famous health resort had 3.4mm of rainfall during the time.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 5.5°C against 1.5°C on the previous night and had a rainfall in traces.

The minimum temperature settled at 5.2°C in Kupwara against 3.8°C on the previous night even as the northern Kashmir district recorded rainfall of 1.6mm during the time, he said.

Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort, recorded a low of minus 0.6°C against 0.0°C earlier night and recorded fresh rain/snow of 0.4mm during the time, the official said.

“Light to moderate rain /snow is likely at scattered places of J&K and Ladakh during 25-26th. There’s no forecast of any major rain or snow in both J&K and Ladakh,” Sonam Lotus, Director Meteorological Department said. gns

Weather Turns Pleasant As Rains Lash Kashmir Minimum Temperature Sees Improvement

Weather Turns Pleasant As Rains Lash Kashmir Minimum Temperature Sees Improvement

Srinagar, 23 Feb: Light to moderate rainfall lashed parts of Kashmir on Tuesday morning, making the weather pleasant, even as showery weather is likely to continue till 02 March.

Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 6.6 degress Celsius & 2.2mm rainfall during past 24hrs.

Pahalgam recorded a low temperature of 3.2 degrees Celsius & rainfall equivalent to 3.2mm.

Kokernag, Kupwara & Qazigund recorded low temperatures of 3.4°C, 6.2°C & 4.0°C & 2.2mm, 4.6mm & 3.4mm rainfall respectively.

Gulmarg recorded rainfall equivalent to 4.8mm & a low temperature of 0.0 degrees Celsius.

Kashmir Weather, an independent weather forecaster, has forecast of more rains till 02 March with chances of moderate snowfall over higher reaches between 26 Feb and 02 March.

Temperature Drops At Few Places, Rises Elsewhere In Kashmir Valley

Temperature Drops At Few Places, Rises Elsewhere In Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Feb 19 :The minimum temperatures dropped in world-famous skiing resort of Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Kokernagr while increased in most other places in Kashmir Valley, the weatherman said on Friday.

A meteorological department official told that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 0.2°C against minus 1.0°C on the previous night. It was minus 1.2°C below the normal for this time of the year, the official said.

The temperatures this season, especially last month, remained far below normal. On January 31, the mercury plunged to minus 8.8°C, the coldest January night recorded in Srinagar after 30 years.

Qazigund, the gateway town of J&K, recorded a low of minus 1.5°C against minus 2.0°C on the previous night.
The mercury settled at minus 4.5°C at Pahalgam against 4.4°C on the earlier night in the world-famous tourist resort in south Kashmir.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 0.9°C against minus 0.1°C on the previous night, he said.

The minimum temperature settled at minus 2.3°C in Kupwara against minus 2.8°C on the previous night while Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort, recorded a low of minus 3.0°C against minus 2.5°C on the earlier night, he said.

The weatherman has forecast a wet spell in wake of a disturbance likely to affect J&K and Ladakh during February 22 evening to February 27. “During this period, light to moderate rain/snowfall is likely mainly on 22nd (night), 23rd, 26th and 27th February in Kashmir region.”