Ziraat Times Weather Monitoring Desk

Srinagar, Dec 28: The extreme cold wave and dry spell conditions are likely to break in Kashmir starting this weekend.

With a widespread cloud system likely to cover the north-western wind corridor of Jammu & Kashmir over the next ten days, temperatures are likely to improve Saturday onwards, Ziraat Times analysis suggests. The night time temperature in Srinagar and surrounding plain areas will significantly improve, relieving the people from the intense minus cold conditions.

This weather system is also likely to result in major snowfall activity in Jammu & Kashmir’s mountains in northern and eastern parts of Middle and Upper Himalayas and the Karakoram Range starting Sunday, according to the data analysed by Ziraat Times.

On Sunday, 30th December, light snowfall is likely in Gurez mountains, Zojila Pass area and the entire mountain range spanning from Ladakh to Bhaderwah. While this situation is likely to improve improve the nighttime temperatures, subsequent precipitation in the whole region is likely to keep temperatures in sub-zero conditions.

According to data analysed by Ziraat Times, the main snowfall will occur in J&K on Tuesday and Wednesday, with significant snowfall in South Kashmir and upper mountain parts of Ramban, Doda, Reasi, Kishtwar, Bhaderwah and Udhampur district mountains.

Snowfall is also likely in Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Pahalgam and Yusmarg resorts on late Tuesday and Wednesday.

In north Kashmir, Shamasbari mountain range, Middle Himalayas, including the Razdan Pass, Sadhna Pass and Gund area of Ganderbal district are likely to experience heavy snowfall.

Although at this stage snowfall in Kashmir valley plains on Tuesday and Wednesday is not certain, Ziraat Times will update on the probability of snowfall in Kashmir valley plains in the following weather update.