MeT Forecasts Fresh Weather Update For Next Few Days

Expect dry weather till ‘Chillai Kalaan’ in Kashmir: MeT office


Expect dry weather till ‘Chillai Kalaan’ in Kashmir: MeT office



Srinagar: The Meteorological Department has forecast dry weather conditions in most parts of the Kashmir valley till December 21.



However, a light spell of snowfall is expected in the higher reaches of North Kashmir from Monday evening and a further dip in the mercury is expected from Wednesday onwards.



“Dry weather is expected till 21st December with occasionally cloudy during 12th evening and possibility of light snow over isolated higher reaches of Kupwara, Bandipora and Gulmarg.


Further dip in minimum temperature from 14th Dec (sic),” the J&K Meteorological Department said in its latest weather update.



‘Chillai Kalan’ is considered to be the harshest 40-day period of winter in Kashmir valley. Chillai Kalan begins from December 21 and it is followed by ‘Chillai Khurd’ and ‘Chillai Bacha’.


The 20-day long Chillai Khurd (small cold) lasts between January 31 and February 19 while the 10-day long Chillai Bachha (baby cold) lasts from February 20 to March 2.