Yellow Warning Issued for Heavy Snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir
The meteorological department in Jammu and Kashmir has issued a yellow warning for heavy snowfall in the region on January 30th, as the 40-day harsh winter period known as Chilla-i-Kalan comes to an end.
Light Snow and Rain Expected in Next 24 Hours
Light snow and rain is expected at scattered places in the next 24 hours, with widespread moderate snow and heavy snowfall forecasted in certain areas on January 30th.
Avalanches and Transportation Disruptions Possible
The weather system may cause snow avalanches in susceptible areas, potentially affecting transportation and power supply. People are advised to avoid avalanche-prone areas and to check road status before traveling.
Temperature Updates from Various Towns and Cities
The temperature in various towns and cities in the region have also been reported. Srinagar recorded a low of 1.7°C against 1.2°C on the previous night. Today’s minimum temperature, was above normal by 2.7°C for the summer capital. Qazigund, recorded a low of 0.2°C against minus 0.6°C on the previous night and it was 2.8°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir. Pahalgam, recorded a low of minus 6.9°C against minus 4.3°C on the previous night and it was 0.8°C below normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Kokernag recorded a low of minus 0.7°C against minus 0.9°C on the previous night and it was 1.9°C above normal for the place. Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 7.2°C against minus 8.6°C on the previous night and it was 0.3°C above normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at minus 2.6°C against minus 3.7°C on the previous night and it was above 0.1°C below normal for the north Kashmir area. Jammu recorded a low of 6.1°C against 5.5°C on the previous night. It was 2.6°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital. Banihal recorded a low of minus 0.4°C (below normal by 0.2°C), Batote 1.7°C (above normal by 0.8°C), Katra 6.6°C (0.3°C below normal) and Bhadarwah minus 1.4°C (0.6°C below normal). Ladakh’s Leh and Kargil recorded a low of minus 13.6°C and minus 14.8°C respectively.Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe us on Telegram and never miss a update!
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