Fresh Weather Advisory for Jammu and Kashmir

Fresh Weather Advisory for Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir is set to experience a significant shift in weather patterns as the Meteorological Department issues a fresh weather advisory, bringing in much-awaited rains and snow to end an extended dry spell. The advisory outlines a forecast of mainly dry weather and shallow to moderate fog over the plains of Jammu division, with isolated to fairly widespread light rain and snow predicted for the subsequent two days.

The advisory also highlights the potential impact on travel, indicating that the weather system from January 28-31 may lead to temporary closures of roads in higher reaches and important passes such as Sinthan Pass, Mughal Road, Sadhna Pass, Razdan Pass, and Zojila. Travelers are strongly advised to plan accordingly in light of these anticipated conditions.

Temperature-wise, there are notable variations across different areas. For instance, Srinagar recorded a low of minus 5.3°C, while Qazigund saw a minimum of minus 5.4°C. Pahalgam, Kokernag, Kupwara, and Gulmarg also experienced varying temperatures, each with its own deviation from the norm. Meanwhile, Jammu, Banihal, Batote, and Bhaderwah recorded their own range of temperatures, each presenting unique conditions for residents and travelers alike.

It’s important to note that the Kashmir valley is currently under ‘Chillai-Kalan’, a 40-day harsh period of winter that will conclude on January 29, followed by ‘Chillai-Khurd’ and ‘Chillai-Bachha’. Despite the end of ‘Chillai-Kalan’, this doesn’t signify the end of winter, as these subsequent periods continue to bring their own set of weather challenges.

As we navigate these weather changes, it’s crucial for residents and travelers to stay informed and prepared. Keep a close eye on updates from the Meteorological Department and local authorities to ensure safety and readiness during this period of transition.:

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