Fundamental Complexity

Fundamental Complexity

It was only a few days ago that an advisory was issues by a department of the administration about the real possibility of drought in Kashmir. The reasons pertained to a sustained dry spell and attendant weather conditions in the vale. While it might not have been out of place to issue the advisory given […]

Kashmir gets rain, not enough to change drought condition

Kashmir gets rain, not enough to change drought condition

SRINAGAR: Light to moderate rainfall that Kashmir received since Sunday morning will continue to provide relief from the dry spell till April 11, but will not be enough to change the prevailing drought conditions, director of the Met office at Srinagar, Sonum Lotus, said. Lotus told Kashmir Reader that there is no forecast of widespread […]

Changed Weather Patterns Reasons for Worry

By Fayaz Ganie Kashmir, unusually, is under a continuous dry spell. There has been very less snowfall – or almost no snowfall in most parts of the region – so far even when many predictions and forecasts were made about snowfall. Hope the conditions change and sufficient precipitation takes place here in the what remains […]

After driest Chillai Kalan, Kashmir receives light rains

After driest Chillai Kalan, Kashmir receives light rains

Kaiser Majeed Srinagar: Kashmir’s higher reaches on Tuesday received fresh snowfall while as the plains recorded light rains breaking the long dry spell in the valley. The fresh precipitation has raised the minimum temperatures and local meteorological department has predicted light rainfall and snow at isolated places over next 24 hours. “Light rain and snow […]

Chillai Kalan ends without a major snowfall

Chillai Kalan ends without a major snowfall

Rajah Aasim Srinagar: The 40-day long period of harsh winter, the ‘Chillai Kalan’ ended in the Kashmir Valley Monday, largely dry this year, without a major snowfall. The Meterological department has, however, forecast light rain and moderate to high snowfall in the next 24 hours and said that minimum temperatures rose on Monday. “Light rain […]

Unusual winter bustle in Gurez due to near-zero snowfall and open highway

Unusual winter bustle in Gurez due to near-zero snowfall and open highway

Bandipora: This year’s harshest part of winter has turned out to be unusual for the border residents of Gurez. Unlike being cut-off due to accumulation of a thick layer of snow on Bandipora-Gurez road, this year the road remained through. The routine migration that the residents choose to descend to the plains was largely postponed […]

Threat of dry January raises concern among farmers in Valley

Threat of dry January raises concern among farmers in Valley

Srinagar: January this year has not yet witnessed rain or snowfall, the first time since 1980, raising concern among farmers, especially paddy growers, about availability of water during the ensuing summer. The farmer’s prayers for rain or snow might get answered as a Meteorological department official said with prediction of fairly widespread rains or snowfall […]

Dry spell in Kashmir likely to end soon

Dry spell in Kashmir likely to end soon

Srinagar: The intense cold wave continued in Kashmir on Sunday with temperatures staying several degrees below the freezing point, though the dry spell in the region may end in the next couple of days. The Meteorological (MeT) department has forecast rains or snowfall in isolated places and fairly widespread downpour tomorrow. If the forecast comes […]

Dry spell ends with light rains, snow

Dry spell ends with light rains, snow

Srinagar: Some areas in the higher reaches of Kashmir received fresh snowfall while the plains recorded light rainfall breaking the dry spell in the valley which had given rise to ailments like cough and common cold. Few of valley’s upper areas received fresh snowfall last night, while light rainfall was recorded in plains, a spokesman […]