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J&K, Himachal records heavy snow but Uttarakhand is below the average

It been recorded a heavy rain fall in the western Himalaya since early last month but its distribution across the three hill states has been far from uniform.  Rain/snow data for January reveals that while snowfall smashed records in J&K and was way above normal in Himachal Pradesh, it remained below average in Uttarakhand.

 
Five weather stations in jammu kashmir broke precipitation records for the month,

Srinagar receives its heaviest January snow since 1930.

The following states received 255mm of precipitation, over 2.5 times which is higher than the normal

  • Kupwar
  • Kokernag
  • Banihal
  • Bhaderwah

Himachal Pradesh too was wetter than usual with 70% above-par rain/snow.
Uttarakhand, by contrast, was much drier. The state had a 31% rain shortfall in January.

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