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Srinagar, Oct 8: Weatherman on Friday said that South West Monsoon has completely withdrawn from J&K and Ladakh.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

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