New Delhi : The weather department has forecasted a significant drop in temperatures in northern India starting next week. This change in weather is expected to impact the air quality in Delhi-NCR, which is likely to remain in the severe category. Additionally, due to a western disturbance, Jammu & Kashmir may witness moderate snowfall. In the next 24 hours, rainfall is expected in seven states, including Jammu & Kashmir. This article will provide you with a detailed overview of the upcoming weather conditions in northern India.

Delhi-NCR Air Quality Alert

The Air Quality Index (AQI) for Delhi-NCR is expected to fall into the severe category as a result of the upcoming cold wave. The drop in temperature is likely to increase the concentration of pollutants in the air, leading to deteriorating air quality. Residents are advised to take necessary precautions, such as wearing masks and limiting outdoor activities, to protect themselves from the adverse effects of poor air quality.

Possible Snowfall in Jammu & Kashmir

Western disturbance is expected to bring moderate snowfall to Jammu & Kashmir. In the past five days, the temperature in Kashmir rose above 0.9 degrees Celsius for the first time. The regions of Pahalgam and Anantnag recorded the coldest temperatures, reaching as low as -3.3 degrees Celsius. Gulmarg also witnessed a temperature of -2 degrees Celsius. Areas like Bandipura, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kokernag, Kulgam, and Kupwara experienced temperatures hovering around zero to 1.7 degrees Celsius.

According to Skymet, the upper regions of Jammu & Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Muzaffarabad may experience light snowfall accompanied by freezing temperatures. Residents and tourists planning to visit these areas should be prepared for colder weather conditions.

Other Regions with Expected Rainfall

Apart from Jammu & Kashmir, several other regions across India are expected to receive light to moderate rainfall. Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, parts of Telangana, Karnataka, and Lakshadweep are likely to experience scattered showers. In northeast India, some places may witness light rainfall.


As the weather in northern India undergoes significant changes, it’s crucial for residents and travelers to stay informed and prepared. Delhi-NCR residents should be cautious about the deteriorating air quality and take appropriate measures to protect their health. Meanwhile, those planning to visit Jammu & Kashmir and other northern regions should be prepared for colder temperatures and possible snowfall. Stay safe and stay informed about the evolving weather conditions in your area.


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