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Light Rain And Snow Likely In Jammu And Kashmir, Ladakh During Next 24 Hours

Light Rain And Snow Likely In Jammu And Kashmir, Ladakh During Next 24 Hours

Srinagar, March 1: Weather remained cloudy in J&K and Ladakh on Tuesday as the Meteorological (MeT) department forecast light rain and snow during the next 24 hours.

“Light rain/snow is likely to occur at isolated places in J&K and Ladakh during the next 24 hours”, an official of the MeT department said.

Srinagar had 3.4, Pahalgam minus 0.3 and Gulmarg minus 4.5 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature.

Drass town in Ladakh region had minus 14.7, Leh minus 7.2 and Kargil minus 11.2 as the night’s lowest temperature.

Jammu city had 12.3, Katra 11.6, Batote 5.6, Banihal 5.4 and Bhaderwah 3.9 as the minimum temperature.

Weather To Remain Dry And Pleasant In J&K, Ladakh During Next 24 Hours

Weather To Remain Dry And Pleasant In J&K, Ladakh During Next 24 Hours

JAMMU, Feb 20: Weather remained dry and pleasant in J&K and Ladakh on Sunday as the Meteorological (MeT) Department forecast the same conditions to continue during the next 24 hours.

“Weather is likely to remain dry in J&K and Ladakh during the next 24 hours.

Another Western Disturbance (WD) is likely to become active over the two UTs from February 22 onwards.

“Under its influence, light to moderate rain/snow is expected for 2 days beginning February 22 evening”, an official of the MeT department said.

Srinagar had 0.1, Pahalgam minus 4.3 and Gulmarg minus 8.0 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature.

Drass in Ladakh had minus 13.5, Leh minus 6.7 and Kargil minus 11.2 as the night’s lowest temperature.

At Minus 6.0, Srinagar Records Coldest Night Of Season, MeT Predicts Further Dip In Minimum Temp In Coming Days

At Minus 6.0, Srinagar Records Coldest Night Of Season, MeT Predicts Further Dip In Minimum Temp In Coming Days

Srinagar, Dec 18: Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded coldest night of the season while the local Meteorological department is expecting further dip in coming days.

MeT officials informed that the minimum temperature in Srinagar plummeted further, saying that at minus 6.0 degree celsius, the J&K’s summer capital recorded coldest night of season.

There is possibility of further dip in coming days, officials said.

Intense cold conditions prevail across Jammu and Kashmir from last couple of days. The weatherman has predicted fresh snowfall on December 24, saying that a Western Disturbance is affecting J&K from December 24-26.

Cold Conditions Prevail In J&K, Ladakh; MeT Rules Out ‘Severe’ Weather In Coming Days

Cold Conditions Prevail In J&K, Ladakh; MeT Rules Out ‘Severe’ Weather In Coming Days

Srinagar, Dec 14: As intense cold conditions prevailed in J&K and Ladakh, weatherman on Tuesday said that it was part of the winter even as he ruled out severe weather in coming days.

“Weather is most likely to remain partly to generally cloudy during December 14-15th in Jammu & Kashmir. There’s possibility of light to moderate snow over north and north west of Kashmir (mainly over higher reaches) and very light rain/snow at scattered places in plains of the Valley later tonight (50%chance),” an official of local meteorological department here said. “There is no forecast for any major rain/snow till December 23,” he said, adding, “In whole J&K including Srinagar, minimum temperature dropping to -5 or -6 degree Celsius in December is normal and is a part of winter weather. It happens every year.” He said there “no forecast for any severe weather” in coming days.

Meanwhile, the official told that the minimum temperature in Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, settled at minus 2.6°C against previous night’s minus 3.5°C. On December 11, the mercury in Srinagar plunged to minus 3.6°C, the lowest temperature recorded so far this season.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, had a low of minus 2.6°C against minus 2.8°C on the previous night, he said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 3.8C against minus 5.3°°C on previous night.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 2.8°C against minus 3.5°C on previous night, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a minimum of minus 3.5°C against minus 4.2°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, witnessed a minimum of minus 5.6°C against minus 5.0°C on the previous night, the official said.

Jammu, the J&K’s winter capital, saw a low of 9.0 °C which is minus 0.2 degrees Celsius below normal, they said.

Ladakh’s Leh had a low of minus 7.6°C against last night’s minus 10.9°C while automatic Kargil station recorded minimum of minus 8.9°C. Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 10.0°C, the official added. 

MeT Forecasts Wet Weather On Dec 15 But No Major Snowfall Till Start Of ‘Chillai-Kalan’, Srinagar Records Minus 2.1°C, Gulmarg Coldest In Valley At Minus 5.8°C

MeT Forecasts Wet Weather On Dec 15 But No Major Snowfall Till Start Of ‘Chillai-Kalan’, Srinagar Records Minus 2.1°C, Gulmarg Coldest In Valley At Minus 5.8°C

Srinagar, Dec 9: Weatherman on Thursday said that there was no forecast for any “major snowfall” till the start of ‘Chillai-Kalan’— the 40-day harshest winter period which commences on December 21.

“Mainly Dry is expected till December 14. Light to moderate snow/rain in likely at scattered places of J&K on December 15,” an official of the meteorological department here, “There is no forecast for major snowfall till 20th December in both J&K and Ladakh.” He said that there would be warmer days and colder nights in J&K and Ladakh till December 14.

‘Chillai-Kalan’—which commences on December 21 and ends on January 31—is considered the harshest period of the winter when the chances of snowfall are most frequent and maximum. So far this season there have been already at least two spells of considerable snowfall. The cold wave, however, continues even after that in Kashmir with a 20-day-long ‘Chillai-Khurd’ (small cold) and a 10-day-long ‘Chillai-Bachha’ (baby cold).
Meanwhile, the MeT official said that Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, recorded minimum of minus 2.1°C against previous night’s minus 0.4°C. On December 1 the mercury fell as low as minus 2.5°C in Srinagar which was lowest temperature recorded this season in the city so far.

Qazigund recorded minimum temperature of minus 2.1°C against minus 1.6°C on the previous night in the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 4.9°C against 4.8°C on previous night.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 1.5°C against minus 1.4°C on previous night, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 2.4°C against minus 1.4°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg witnessed a minimum of minus 5.8°C against minus 6.0°C on the previous night in the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the official said.

Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 10.0°C against last night’s minus 7.9°C while Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 15.9°C, the official added.

Kashmir, Ladakh Under Deep Freeze; Srinagar Records Season’s 2nd Coldest Night

Kashmir, Ladakh Under Deep Freeze; Srinagar Records Season’s 2nd Coldest Night

Srinagar, Dec 3: Kashmir Valley and Ladakh continued to reel under freezing temperatures with Srinagar recording the second night on Friday.

A meteorological department official here told that Srinagar recorded minus 2.4°C against previous night’s minus 1.8°C. It was second coldest night after December 1 when mercury fell to 2.5°C, lowest temperature recorded this season.

Qazigund recorded minimum temperature of minus 1.8°C against minus 1.5°C on the previous night, he said. It was minus 0.8°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir for this time of the year, the official said.

Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 4.1°C against minus 4.2°C on previous night. The famous resort in south Kashmir was coldest place in entire Valley.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 2.3°C against minus 1.4°C on previous night and normal of minus 0.6°C, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 2.8°C against minus 3.3°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 1.0°C against minus 1.5°C on the previous night, the official said.

Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 5.6°C against last night’s minus 4.6°C while Kargil town recorded a low of minus 4.0°C. Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 12.9°C, the official said.

The weatherman has forecast widespread light to moderate snowfall and rains in plains of Jammu and Kashmir during 4-6 December.

“A fresh western disturbance most likely to affect J&K and adjoining areas during 4th (evening) to 6th (Afternoon) December with peak activity on 5th December,” the official said, adding, “”Widespread light to moderate snowfall in middle and higher reaches of Kashmir/Jammu and light snow/rain over plains of Kashmir/Jammu is expected.”

He said higher reaches of Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipora, Shopian and Ganderbal districts may receive 6-9 inches of Snow during the period.

Regarding the probable impact, he said, there may be temporary disruption of air and surface traffic over passes like Zojila, Sinthan Top, Razdan Top, Mugal Road due to snow and freezing temperatures on December 5.

The MeT official said that there should be proper prunning of orchards and withheld irrigation and fertilizer application in wheat and mustard crops in plains of Jammu during period.

Cold Conditions Grip Kashmir, Ladakh

Cold Conditions Grip Kashmir, Ladakh

Srinagar, Nov 30: Cold conditions continued in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh with Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, recording minus 1.5°C against previous night’s minus 0.2°C.

A meteorological department official here told that the minimum temperature was minus 0.6 below normal for this time of the year. On November 23, the mercury settled at minus 2.3°C in Srinagar which is lowest temperature recorded so far this season in the city.

Qazigund recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.4°C against minus 2.0°C on the previous night, he said. It was 1.4°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir for this time of the year, the official said.

Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 3.3°C against minus 3.3°C on previous night. The famous resort in south Kashmir was coldest place in entire Valley.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 0.9°C against minus 0.5°C on previous night and normal of 0.4°C, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 2.4°C against minus 1.6°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 1.7°C against minus 1.2°C on the previous night, the official said.

Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 8.0°C against last night’s minus 9.0°C while Kargil town recorded a low of minus 3.4°C. Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 11.4°C, the official said.

The weatherman has forecast widespread light to moderate snowfall and rains in plains of Jammu and Kashmir during 5-7th December.

Due to “snow and freezing temperatures” there is possibility of temporary disruption of traffic over passes like Zojila, Sinthan Top, Razdan Top and Mugal Road, the official said.

“A Western Disturbance is most likely to affect J&K during 5-7th December. Widespread light to moderate snowfall and rain in plains is expected during the period,” the official said, “Some places on higher reaches (above 2000m) may receive heavy snow( 1-2feet) whereas plains likely to receive 2-3 inches of snow.” As of today, there’s “no forecast” of heavy snow and rain in plains.

Regarding probable impacts, he said, “There is possibility of disruption of traffic over passes like Zojila, Sinthan Top, Razdan Top, Mugal Road due to snow and freezing temperatures.” 

No Forecast Of Major Snowfall For Next 2 Weeks: MeT, Srinagar Records Season’s Coldest Night Sofar

No Forecast Of Major Snowfall For Next 2 Weeks: MeT, Srinagar Records Season’s Coldest Night Sofar

Srinagar: The Meteorological Department (MeT) said that “there will be mainly dry weather till end of this month even as there were meager chances of light snowfall over extreme north Kashmir on January 25”.

“Weather is most likely to remain cold and dry till the end of November in the whole J&K. However, there’s a 40-50% chance of very light snowfall over extreme North Kashmir on November 25,” Director MeT, Sonam Lotus said in a forecast issued here. “Overall, there’s no forecast of any major weather for the next two weeks,” Lotus said.

The temperatures below-freezing point continued unabated in Kashmir as the summer capital Srinagar, experienced the coldest night of the season with temperature dropping as low as minus 1.6 degrees Celsius during the intervening night of Sunday and Monday, said MeT data.

The minimum temperature in Srinagar was minus 1.7 degrees Celsius below normal for this time of the year and surpassed the previous low of minus 1.5 degrees Celsius recorded a couple of days ago. Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 2 degrees Celsius against minus 2.2 degrees Celsius recorded on Sunday night, MeT official said.

It was minus 2 degrees Celsius below normal for the place, the official said. Pahalgam in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 3.7 degrees Celsius compared to minus 4.2 degrees Celsius on Saturday night and it remained the coldest place across J&K. Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 1.3 degrees Celsius against minus 1.3 degrees Celsius on Saturday night and normal of 0.6 degree Celsius, the MeT official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 2.9 degrees Celsius on Sunday night, against minus 3 degrees Celsius on Saturday night, the MeT official said.

Night Cold Conditions Ease Amid Cloud Cover In Kashmir Valley

Night Cold Conditions Ease Amid Cloud Cover In Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Nov 18: With cloud cover, cold conditions eased a bit in Kashmir valley on Thursday as most places recorded minimum temperature above normal for this time of the year.

A meteorological department official here told that Srinagar recorded 2.1°C, a day after recording minus 1.5°C which was the coldest night so far this season.

At 2.1°C, the minimum temperature in Srinagar was 1.5°C more than the normal for this time of the year in the city.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of 0.4°C against minus 2.2°C on the previous night, he said. It was minus 0.4°C below normal for the place, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 2.0°C against minus 4.7°C on previous night and it remained the coldest place across J&K.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 0.7°C against minus 1.0°C on the previous night and normal of 1.6°C, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 2.0°C against minus 2.0°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 1.0°C against minus 2.0°C on the previous night, the official said.

Leh recorded a low of minus 4.0°C against last night’s minus 8.1°C while mercury settled at minus 0.5°C against minus 4.0°C last night in Kargil, the official said. However, Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 5.0°C.

“Today, weather will remain generally cloudy at most parts of Kashmir and at some areas of Jammu,” the official said.

Regarding next week, he said that weather shall remain “mainly dry”.

For subsequent one week, he said: “The weather will remain cloudy with possibility of light rain/snow during 24th AN-25th.” He however said that there was no forecast of any major snowfall till ending November. 

Drass Freezes At Minus 13, Minimum Temperatures Drop Across Jammu And Kashmir, Ladakh

Drass Freezes At Minus 13, Minimum Temperatures Drop Across Jammu And Kashmir, Ladakh

Srinagar, Oct 31: Minimum temperatures dropped across Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Sunday, and the Drass town in the Ladakh region froze at minus 13.4 degrees Celsius.

Weather office said minimum temperatures dropped across J&K and Ladakh UTs as a weak Western Disturbance (WD) was likely to affect the two UTs from Sunday afternoon till November 2.

“We are expecting a further drop in minimum temperatures in the coming days.

“A weak WD is going to affect J&K and Ladakh from today afternoon till November 2. Another WD is likely to affect the two regions on November 4.

“There is a likelihood of an overall drop in temperatures during the coming days”, an official of the local MeT department said.

Srinagar had 2.6, Pahalgam minus 3.2 and Gulmarg zero as the minimum temperature.

Leh in Ladakh region had minus 5.2 and Kargil minus 4.4 as the minimum temperature.

Jammu had 13.1, Katra 12.6, Batote 8.1, Banihal 8.0 and Bhaderwah 4.3 as the night’s lowest temperature.(IANS)

Snowstorm: BRO Rescues Four Drivers Along With Their Vehicles At Razdan Pass

Snowstorm: BRO Rescues Four Drivers Along With Their Vehicles At Razdan Pass

Srinagar, Oct 24: A team of Beacon personnel of Border Roads Organisation (BRO) rescued four drivers along with their vehicles stuck in a snowstorm at Razdan Pass on Gurez-Bandipora road.

Officials told that four drivers along with a JCB, two truck and a Tipper left for Bandipora at 1800 hrs on Friday and got stuck in snow and were rendered helpless since then without any supplies.

They said a team of beacon was rushed along with necessary equipment for the rescue operation.

“The team first shifted the drivers to safer places and then their vehicles stuck in the snow were also taken out safely without any damage,” the officials added.kno

Bandipora-Gurez Road Remains Closed On Second Consecutive Day, Dawer-Tulail And Dawar-Izmarg Roads Also Closed Due To Accumulation Of Snow

Bandipora-Gurez Road Remains Closed On Second Consecutive Day, Dawer-Tulail And Dawar-Izmarg Roads Also Closed Due To Accumulation Of Snow

Bandipora, 23: The 84-km Bandipora-Gurez road continues to remain closed on second consecutive day in view of the weather advisory issued by MeT department and fresh snowfall in the area.

Officials told that traffic movement on the road has been suspended for second consecutive day, while Dawar-Tulail and Dawar-Izmarg road also remain closed for the second day.

SDM Gurez, Dr Mudasir Ahmad told that Razdan Top has received at least 1 feet of snow due to which road was closed for vehicular movement.

He said that due to accumulation of snow Dawar-Tulail and Dawar-Izmarg roads hav also been closed.kns

Night Temp Continue To Fall In Kashmir, Below -1.4°C In Gulmarg

Night Temp Continue To Fall In Kashmir, Below -1.4°C In Gulmarg

Srinagar, Oct 20: Night temperature continue to fall across Kashmir Valley with the world famous skiing resort of Gulmarg recording below normal by minus 1.4°C, officials said on Tuesday.

Srinagar recorded minimum temperature of 6.3°C against 7.7°C on previous night, an official of the local MeT office here said. Even though temperature is slight above normal for this time of the year, the fall is by more than four degrees than recorded only couple of days ago.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 6.8°C against previous night’s 8.2°C, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 2.7°C against 4.8°C on previous night, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 7.2°C against 7.2°C on previous night, the official said.

Kupwara town of the north Kashmir recorded a low 5.0°C against 6.4°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 1.5°C against normal of 2.9°C for this time of the year, the official said. The temperature thus is below minus 1.4°C there, the official said.

The weatherman has forecast heavy spell of rains and snow from October 23-25 in Jammu and Kashmir.

“A fresh spell of widespread moderate rain/snow is most likely during 23rd October forenoon to 25th. Heavy rain/snow is very likely at many places of J&K mainly on October 23rd,” the official said.

Regarding impact, he said, there could damage to orchards and temporary disruption of major highways on hilly areas due to accumulation of snow and low temp. However the official said that forecast was based (October 19) conditions and “may change in terms of intensity and timing but a spell of rain will occur.” gns

MeT Predicts Light To Moderate Rains For Two Days, Possibility Of Light Snowfall In Upper Reaches

MeT Predicts Light To Moderate Rains For Two Days, Possibility Of Light Snowfall In Upper Reaches

Sonum Lotus has forecasted widespread light to moderate rain in plains of valley with light snowfall in upper reaches till Monday forenoon.

While the weatherman said that, as predicted light rain occurred at most places of valley and at scattered places at Jammu. The weather will remain cloudy and rainy till forenoon of Monday morning with moderate rains from today afternoon.

Light snowfall is expected at higher reaches of valley with improvement in weather thereafter. Mainly dry weather is expected from October 19-22. No prediction of rains or snow for next one week, he added.

Today will be a cold day due to intermittent rains. For Crops and agricultural land some minor precautions should be taken but no special advisory is issued as the rains are seasonal, he said.

If heavy snowfall or rains will be forecasted, the MeT department will issue a advisory beforehand, he asserted.

Meanwhile, Srinagar received rainfall of 2.4 mm in 24 hours while minimum temperature recorded was 11.3° C. Kns

Monsoon Completely Withdraws From Jammu And Kashmir, Ladakh: MeT

Monsoon Completely Withdraws From Jammu And Kashmir, Ladakh: MeT

Srinagar, Oct 8: Weatherman on Friday said that South West Monsoon has completely withdrawn from J&K and Ladakh.

“From now on, each spell of rain/snow will be due to westerly winds (Western Disturbances) which generally originates from Mediterranean, Black and Caspian Sea,” a Meteorological department official said.

Meanwhile, the official told that Srinagar recorded a low of 9.2 degrees Celsius against normal of 7.3 degree Celsius for this time of the season.

He said Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded minimum of 8.1 degrees Celsius against 6.3 degrees Celsius.

Pahalgam, the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, witnessed a low of 4.8 degrees Celsius and normal of 3.6 degrees Celsius.

Kokernag had a low of 8.8 degrees Celsius against normal of 7.7 degrees Celsius, the official said.

Northern Kashmir’s Kupwara town recorded minimum of 5.8 degrees Celsius while Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in Baramulla district had a low of 6.4 degrees Celsius against 4.7 degrees Celsius.

The weatherman has forecast mainly dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir till October 10. 

MeT Forecasts Mainly Dry Weather For Next One Week In Jammu And Kashmir

MeT Forecasts Mainly Dry Weather For Next One Week In Jammu And Kashmir

Srinagar, Sept 27 Weatherman on Monday forecast “mainly dry weather” with very little possibility of brief spell of light rain at isolated places during one week in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Weather remained dry in whole Kashmir and same weather is likely to continue for next one week,” a Metrological department official said. However, he said, a brief spell of rain at isolated places cannot be ruled out “although chances are low”.

“There’s no forecast of any significant weather in coming days,” he said.
As regards Jammu division, he said there is possibility of light to moderate rain with thunderstorm at scattered places. “Weather is likely to remain mainly dry. However, brief spell of light rain at isolated places can’t be ruled out, although chances are low,” he added.

Meanwhile, the meteorological department official told that Srinagar recorded a low of 14.8 degrees Celsius against normal of 10.4 degree Celsius for this time of the season.

He said Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded minimum of 12.3 degrees Celsius against 12.3 degrees Celsius.

Pahalgam, the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, witnessed a low of 11.5 degrees Celsius.

Kokernag had a low of 11.7 degrees Celsius against normal of 9.6 degrees Celsius, the official said.

Northern Kashmir’s Kupwara town recorded minimum of 13.1 degrees Celsius while Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in Baramulla district had a low of 9.0 degrees Celsius. 

‘Brief Spell Of Light Rain’ May Occur At Isolated Places In Jammu And Kashmir For Next 1 Week: MeT

‘Brief Spell Of Light Rain’ May Occur At Isolated Places In Jammu And Kashmir For Next 1 Week: MeT

Srinagar, Sept 20: Weatherman on Monday said that “brief spell” of light rain may occur at isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir during the next one week.

Director Meteorological department Sonam Lotus said that there will be mainly clear sky for the next week “but a brief spell of light rain may occur at isolated places.”

“There would be generally cloudy weather at most places with possibility of a brief spell of light rain in South West of Jammu city,” he said regarding the forecast for 24 hours.

Regarding Kashmir, he said, there will be partly cloudy sky at most places with possibility of a brief spell of light rain in North West Kashmir like Kupwara, Tangdar etc in the forenoon.

Meanwhile, a meteorological department official here told that Srinagar recorded a low of 18.4 degrees Celsius against normal of 11.9 degree Celsius for this time of the season.

He said Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded minimum of 15.2 degrees Celsius against 10.3 degrees Celsius.

Pahalgam, the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, witnessed a low of 7.8 degrees Celsius.

Kokernag had a low of 14.7 degrees Celsius against normal of 10.7 degrees Celsius, the official said.

Northern Kashmir’s Kupwara town recorded minimum of 16.4 degrees Celsius while Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in Baramulla district had a low of 10.6 degrees Celsius. 

Brief Spell Of Light Rain Forecast In Jammu And Kashmir, Ladakh For Next One Week, Gulmarg Receives Highest Rainfall Of 40mm In 24 Hours

Brief Spell Of Light Rain Forecast In Jammu And Kashmir, Ladakh For Next One Week, Gulmarg Receives Highest Rainfall Of 40mm In 24 Hours

Srinagar, Aug 1: Weatherman on Sunday said that there was possibility of brief spell of light to moderate rain and thunder at scattered places mainly towards late afternoon and evening but there’s no forecast of any heavy rain in J&K and Ladakh.

“Currently it’s partly cloudy at most places of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh,” a MeT official said here.
Regarding forecast for next one week, the MeT said: “a brief spell of light to moderate rain and thunder likely to occur at scattered places mainly towards late afternoon and evening. There’s no forecast of any rain.”

Meanwhile, the official told that Srinagar received traces of rain in 24 hours till 0830 hours while the summer capital of J&K recorded minimum temperature of 19.8 degrees Celsius which is 0.9 degrees Celsius above the normal for the season.

Jammu, the winter capital of J&K, received 21.0mm during the time and recorded minimum of 24.6 degrees Celsius against normal of 24.8 degrees Celsius, he said.

Katra recorded downpour of 22.2mm of rain while Batote had 1.2mm, Banihal 0.3mm and Bhaderwah 3.6mm, the official said.

Qazigund, the gate town of Kashmir, received no rain and recorded minimum temperature of 18.7 degrees Celsius, he said.

Pahalgam received 13.9mm of rain while the famous tourist resort recorded a low of 13.9 degrees Celsius.

Kokernag had 2.6mm of rain even as it recorded a minimum of 16.7 degrees Celsius, the official said.
The border town Kupwara received 6.2mm of rain while it recorded minimum temperature of 17.4 degrees Celsius, he said.

World famous skiing and tourist resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir had 40.6mm of rain, highest in J&K, and was the coldest place in Valley, recording minimum of 11.2 degrees Celsius, he added. 

MeT Forecasts Brief Spell Of ‘Intense Heavy Shower’ In Poonch, Rajouri & Reasi In Next 3 Hours, Urges People To Be Alert Amid Possibility of Flash Flood, Mudslides

MeT Forecasts Brief Spell Of ‘Intense Heavy Shower’ In Poonch, Rajouri & Reasi In Next 3 Hours, Urges People To Be Alert Amid Possibility of Flash Flood, Mudslides

Srinagar, July 31: Weatherman on Saturday said there was possibility of a brief spell of “intense heavy shower” in Poonch, Rajouri and Reasi districts during next three hours.

Overall, a meteorological department official said the weather will be generally cloudy with occasional light to moderate rain at many places in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Currently, it’s generally cloudy in whole J&K with incessant light to moderate rain at some places. A brief spell of intense shower can’t be ruled out in some areas especially in mountains,” the official said in a statement.

He said while there is forecast for generally cloudy weather with occasional light to moderate rain at many places, “possibility of brief spell of intense heavy shower in Poonch, Rajouri, Reasi during next 3 hours. And decrease thereafter.”

“Also, even light to moderate rain can trigger flash flood, mudslides etc. as soil is fully saturated due to continuous rain,” the official said, adding, “ People are requested to remain alert and stay away from local Nallas especially places which are vulnerable to such events and ensure not to turn vulnerability into disaster.”

Weatherman Predicts Flash Floods In Jammu And Kashmir, Forecasts Fresh Wet Spell From 19 To 21 July

Weatherman Predicts Flash Floods In Jammu And Kashmir, Forecasts Fresh Wet Spell From 19 To 21 July

Srinagar, Jul 17: Amid soaring temperature across the Valley, the weatherman here has warned of flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of fresh wet spell, which is expected to start from July 19.

A weather warning issued by the Meteorological department, reads that lower and middle level tropospheric winds from north Arabian sea is most likely to interact with Easterly Winds (from Bay of Bengal) from 19 to 21 July.

It reads that the system is most likely to cause widespread heavy to very heavy rain, thunder with lightning at most places of Jammu mainly in Pirpanjal Range and plains of Jammu division from 19th to 21 and Moderate to heavy rain, thunder with lightning in many places of Kashmir division during the said period.

“Probable impacts due to fresh wet spell include moderate to high risk of flash flood in J&K, temporary disruption of surface traffic mainly on Jammu-Srinagar, Srinagar-Leh, Doda-Kishtawar, Mughal Road from 19th to 21″ July 2021, landslides and shooting stones at vulnerable places, water logging and minor floods over low lying areas and suspension of agricultural and horticultural operations during above period,” it added.kno

Weather Update For Jammu And Kashmir, Ladakh

Weather Update For Jammu And Kashmir, Ladakh

Weather will remain overcast to cloudy in whole LEH district and generally cloudy in Kargil district. Intermittent incessant light Rain /Shower and snowfall over mountains and will occur at many places of LEH district and at a few places of Zanskar region. A brief spell of moderate shower is possible in some Areas especially on hilly areas. We expect decrease in rainfall from this evening /tonight . There’s NO forecast of any Heavy Shower. However there can be a brief spell of Heavy Shower at isolated places especially on hilly area.

Weather likely to remain partly to generally cloudy with chances of brief spell of Rain /Thunderstorm towards afternoon /evening. .

ADVISORY FOR LADAKH⚠ :

>>> This Rainfall may led to temporary disruption of LEH -Manali, Khardong La, Changla etc. today. Commuters on above routes should consult concerned Traffic department on the status of major roads.

Regards(MeT Centre, Srinagar /LEH)

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