In January 2024, the Kashmir region and certain areas of the Jammu region experienced unusually high temperatures, marking it as the warmest January on record.
The absence of snowfall and inactive Western Disturbances contributed to extraordinarily high temperatures, reaching more than 8°C above normal levels on some days during the month.
At 11.7°C, Srinagar experienced its warmest-ever mean maximum temperature in January, tying with the years 2001 and 1902.
Meanwhile, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Qazigund, Kokernag, and Kupwara observed their highest-ever temperatures. Gulmarg recorded a mean maximum temperature of 5.4°C, Pahalgam 10.3°C, Qazigund 12.1°C, Kokernag 10.9°C, and Kupwara 11.6°C.
In the Jammu region, Banihal recorded an unprecedented all-time highest mean maximum temperature of 16.4°C.
Bhaderwah and Batote experienced their second-highest mean maximum temperatures on record. Bhaderwah recorded 14.7°C, near its highest recorded temperature of 15.4°C.
Meanwhile, Batote recorded 14.8°C, matching the temperature recorded in 2010, with the all-time highest mean maximum temperature being 18.4°C in 1995.
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