Kashmir receives moderate to heavy snowfall, Jammu heavy precipitation

KI News

The MeT issues an orange alert

Srinagar: The Kashmir Valley and part of the Jammu Division received moderate to heavy snowfall while the winter capital of J&K has received more than 80mm of rain since overnight, officials said.

The meteorologist predicted more snowfall in the next few hours and issued an orange weather warning.

An official from the MeT department told GNS that Srinagar had recorded 9cm snowfall in the past 24 hours up to 8:30 a.m. today.

The summer capital of J&K, he said, recorded a low of 0.2 ° C compared to 2.6 ° C the night before. It was 2.1 ° C above normal for this time of year in Srinagar, he said.

Kashmir is currently in the grip of the harshest 40-day winter period known locally as “Chillai Kalan, which began on December 21. This is followed by a 20-day” Chillai Khurd “and of a 10-day “Chillai Khurd.” Chilla Bachha ‘.

Gulmarg, had 32 cm (13 inches) of fresh snow during this time and recorded a low of minus 4.6 ° C compared to minus 5.5 ° C the night before at the world-famous resort, he said. declared.

Qazigund received 20cm of snow during this period while the gateway city to Kashmir recorded a low of 0.0 ° C compared to 0.4 ° C the night before, he said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort town in southern Kashmir, recorded 6.4 cm of fresh snow and recorded a low of minus 0.2 ° C compared to minus 0.4 ° C the night before, he said.

Kokernag, also in southern Kashmir, had 9cm of snowfall and recorded a low of minus 0.9 ° C from minus 0.2 ° C the night before, the official said.

The town of Kupwara in northern Kashmir recorded 6.4 cm of fresh snow and recorded a low of 0.0 ° C compared to 0.8 ° C the night before, the official said.

Jammu received 83.5mm of rain and recorded a low of 10.6 ° C, down a few notches from the 11.1 ° C the night before and the normal of 7.3 ° C for the previous night. J&K winter capital at this time of year, he said.

Banihal recorded 31.4cm of snow and recorded a low of minus 0.2 ° C while Batote and Bhaderwah received 3cm and 10cm of snow respectively, the official said.

Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 9.7 ° C from 1.5 ° C last night, the official said.

Kulgam District said Aharbal received 2.5ft snowfall, Dandward: 2.5ft, Khull: 2.5ft, DH Pora: 2.41ft
Nandimarg: 3 ft and Waltengoo Nard: 2 ft.

“Expect a gradual decrease in the intensity of the rain / snow from tonight (January 8). There will be a significant improvement in weather conditions from January 9 at J&K, ”the official said.

Earlier, the meteorologist had issued an orange warning for January 8. There are four types of color codes indicating the level of caution: green means no action, yellow – situation to watch out for, orange – government agencies should be prepared for inclement weather, and red – agency action required.

The MeT official said the weather system could affect land and air transport, mainly on Saturday. “It can cause an avalanche / landslide in vulnerable places.”

The MeT office urged people not to venture into avalanche-prone areas, to follow traffic advisories seriously, and to maintain good ventilation in their rooms. (GNS)

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