The month of January has remained dry for the hills of North India. All the three hilly states have been observing a deficiency of close to a 100 percent. This is the most active period for the hills in terms of rain and snow, however, factually, the region has remained completely dry.
The absence of any active Western Disturbance can be blamed for no rain and snow show. Usually, the month of January these disturbances are rather frequent. This year, the systems have been frequent but along with being feeble, they have been tracking rather northwards. In fact, this January can be considered as one of the driest months from snowfall point of view.