J&K recorded 80% rainfall than normal this year: MeT

J&K recorded 80% rainfall than normal this year: MeT

The IMD said that this year J&K received largely 80% deficient rain due to the absence of any strong western disturbance or the winds blowing from the Mediterranean bringing moisture. Jammu and Kashmir recorded 80 percent less rainfall than normal this year, weather officials said on Sunday. They said that this year J&K received largely 80% deficient rain due to the absence of any strong western disturbance or the winds blowing from the Mediterranean bringing moisture. Sonam Lotus, director of the meteorological center, J&K, said that the cities of Jammu…

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At 27.6°C Srinagar saw warmest March in 131 years: Experts

At 27.6°C Srinagar saw warmest March in 131 years: Experts

Srinagar recorded the warmest temperatures in the month of March in 131 years, weather analysts said, while referring to the data being maintained since 1891 Srinagar recorded the warmest temperatures in the month of March in 131 years, weather analysts said, while referring to the data being maintained since 1891. “We recorded a maximum temperature of 27.6°C in March 2022, the highest since the data was started to be recorded in 1891. In March 1971, we had seen a highest of 27.3°C,” said Mohammad Hussain Mir, a meteorologist at the…

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Shrinking Wular threatens local livelihoods

Shrinking Wular threatens local livelihoods

For centuries, Lake Wular has been a major source of food and income for thousands of Kashmiris. But widespread pollution, mining, and dam construction are putting the region’s fishing community at risk. Every morning before sunrise, 36-year-old fisherman Naseer Dar takes his boat out to Lake Wular, one of the largest freshwater lakes in Indian-administered Kashmir. Nestled amid the Himalayas, the lake spreads over 130-square-kilometers between the Baramulla and Bandipora districts in north Kashmir. Thousands of Kashmiris depend on the lake’s fish and chestnuts. But with increasing siltation, Lake Wular…

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As visibility improves flight operations resume at Srinagar airport

As visibility improves flight operations resume at Srinagar airport

After remaining suspended for the entire day yesterday, flight operations at Srinagar airport resumed on Thursday after improvement in visibility, officials said. “Visibility has improved to 1500M. Flight operations are commencing at Srinagar airport,” Director, Airports Authority of India, Srinagar, Kuldeep Singh said in a statement. An official said that the Spicejet flight SG 160 landed at Srinagar after improvement invisibility. Many flights were delayed and a few were canceled at the airport this morning due to poor visibility caused by the inclement weather conditions. On Wednesday, 41 flights were…

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Brengi Water Stream: How a flowing stream disappeared into the sinkhole in Kokernag

Brengi Water Stream: How a flowing stream disappeared into the sinkhole in Kokernag

A 20-km-long stretch of the Brengi water stream has suddenly disappeared in Kashmir after it was swallowed by a massive sinkhole, leaving locals concerned A famous Kashmir trout stream has vanished into a sinkhole spreading fear in the south Kashmir Kokernag area. As per reported information, the 20-km-long stretch of the Brengi water stream has been draining into a sinkhole since early this week; the phenomenon has left the downstream portion dry, killing fish in large numbers. We take a look at what happened, its effect on the environment, what…

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This year amid warmer temperatures migratory birds leaving Kashmir earlier

This year amid warmer temperatures migratory birds leaving Kashmir earlier

Owing to warmer temperatures and decreased precipitation in Kashmir this winter, migratory birds have started leaving the Himalayan valley early this year Wildlife officials say that there has been a marginal decrease in the number of migratory birds this year, compared to last winter, as there has been a dip in rain and snowfall. This was observed in a census of migratory and other endemic birds nesting in the valley wetlands conducted by wildlife officials and experts on February 12. “We are yet to arrive on the final figures, but…

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Mercury plunges as ‘Chillai Kalan’ nears end in Kashmir; Minus 11.8°C In Pahalgam

Mercury plunges as ‘Chillai Kalan’ nears end in Kashmir; Minus 11.8°C In Pahalgam

With ‘Chillai Kalan’, the 40-day long harshest period of winter ending in a couple of days, the minimum temperature plunged across Kashmir Valley as the world-famous Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 11.8°C on Friday. An official of the meteorological department here told GNS that Srinagar, the summer capital of the J&K recorded a low of minus 3.6°C against last night’s minus 1.3°C. Kashmir is presently under the grip of a 40-day long harshest period of winter, known locally as ‘Chillai Kalan’, which started from December 21. Its exit does…

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Gulmarg shivers at -6°C and at -3.6° C Srinagar records coldest night of season so far

Gulmarg shivers at -6°C and at -3.6° C Srinagar records coldest night of season so far

The MeT has forecast mainly dry weather during the next one week and the minimum temperatures are likely to drop further during this period. The cold wave conditions continue in Kashmir as Srinagar last night observed the season’s coldest night. The weather office has predicted snow and rains in the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh from the next week. As Kashmir is witnessing sunny and foggy days, nights continued to record sub-zero temperatures in Kashmir for the fifth day on Thursday with the mercury plunging to –…

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Sunny days, Freezing nights in Kashmir; Srinagar receives rains, snow in Gulmarg

Sunny days, Freezing nights in Kashmir; Srinagar receives rains, snow in Gulmarg

All the weather stations in Kashmir recorded zero or sub-zero temperatures during the night while the sun was shining during the day on Tuesday. For the second night in a row, the snow resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded -7°C, the coldest place in the Valley this season so far. In south Kashmir, the mercury dipped to -4.8°C at the mountainous resort of Pahalgam in Anantnag district. The summer capital Srinagar witnessed – 1.4 °C while it was – 1.2 °C in Kokernag, – 1 °C in Kupwara, – 0.2…

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Mercury dips across Kashmir after fresh snowfall in hills, Heavy rains lash plains

Mercury dips across Kashmir after fresh snowfall in hills, Heavy rains lash plains

Due to snowfall in the upper reaches of Kashmir, Srinagar-Gurez and Srinagar-Ladakh roads have been closed for traffic. However, vehicles were plying on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway Upper reaches of Kashmir valley received season’s another snowfall, while plains were lashed by heavy rains on Sunday. The meteorological office in Srinagar had predicted rain and snow till late in the night and improvement in weather from Monday. Due to snowfall, Srinagar-Gurez and Srinagar-Ladakh roads have been closed for traffic. However, vehicles were plying on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway. Since early in…

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