According to data from the Meteorological Centre in Srinagar, various regions of Jammu and Kashmir, including Srinagar city, experienced the warmest January in 43 years. Kashmir Media Service reported that Srinagar city had its second driest January in the last four decades, with only 3.0 mm of precipitation recorded during the month. The lowest precipitation in the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir occurred in January 2018, with just 1.2 mm of rainfall or snowfall.
The mean maximum temperature recorded in January was 11.9 degrees Celsius in Srinagar, 5.7 degrees Celsius in Gulmarg (north Kashmir), and 16.9 degrees Celsius in Banihal (Ramban district). Jammu city experienced its lowest mean maximum temperature for the first month of the year in over four decades.
The Meteorological Centre noted that January 2024 was one of the driest and warmest Januarys in the past 43 years for most stations in Jammu and Kashmir, except for those in the plains of Jammu (Jammu, Samba, and Kathua). Jammu station observed a mean maximum temperature of 13.4 degrees Celsius in January, the lowest since 1983.