January month this year has also been the warmest January in most of Jammu and Kashmir in last 43 year
After a long winter dry spell, the plains of Kashmir received first snowfall of the season last week bringing cheer in the valley that has seen the driest January month in Srinagar in over five decades.
The official figures of the Meteorological Department in Srinagar reveal that it has been the driest January since 1966. While Srinagar had received 0.6 mm of rainfall from January 1 to 30 in 1966, this year it has received 1.1 mm of rain making it the driest January in 58 years.
The January month this year has also been the warmest January in most of Jammu and Kashmir in last 43 years.
“2024 January was one of the driest and warmest January in last 43 years for most of the stations of Jammu and Kashmir, except the stations of plains of Jammu (Jammu, Samba and Kathua).
Many states in the Indian Himalayas until recently saw negligible to no snowfall, causing concern among people about the impact of climate change on the region.