Ziraat Times Weather Monitoring

Srinagar, Jan 15: A convergence of heavy moisture carrying cloud systems from the Caspian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea is likely to create wet conditions in J&K for most part of January and early February, analysis of weather data by Ziraat Times indicates.

Short-term outlook:

A brief spell of snowfall and rains would happen in J&K on Wednesday, January 16. During this spell snowfall is likely across Gurez, upper and lower parts of Shamasbari mountains, upper and lower parts of Pirpanjal range, including Gulmarg, upper reaches of Ladakh, Kargil, Zanaskar valley and entire mountain range from Sonamarg, Gund to Pahalgam, to Margan Pass and Sinthan Pass.

Light rain or snowfall is also likely in Srinagar and the valley plains.

Tomorrow, snowfall is also likely in Banihal Pass, and the upper and middle areas of Ramban, Reasi, Kishtwar, Bhaderwah, Doda, Udhampur, Rajouri and Pooonch.

Snowfall is also likely in Patnitop and Vaishno Devi mountain.

Travellers are advised to use utmost caution while planning their travels along the Sadhna Top, Razdan Top, Banihal Pass, Pir ki Gali areas, Sinthan Top areas.

Weather is likely to remain dry on Thursday and Friday in almost all parts of J&K.

Medium-term outlook

Major snowfall and rains spell is likely to commence across J&K from Saturday, January 19. This phase, bringing in significant moisture-bearing clouds from the Caspian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, is likely to bring in snowfall and rains across Jammu & Kashmir state until end of January. During this phase most of the mountains and karewa areas of Kashmir valley would experience widespread snowfall.

Outlook for the plains of Kashmir valley is also of snowfall.

Ziraat Times will issue specific weather forecast later this week for the plains.


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