Ziraat Times Weather Monitoring Desk

Srinagar, Jan 10: Another big snowfall is all set to hit Kashmir valley, Kargil-Zanaskar sub-region, Ladakh mountains and snow areas of Jammu region starting Thursday. The snow and rainfall activity is likely to persist until Sunday.

Analysis of weather data by Ziraat Times indicates that snowfall would start in Kashmir valley late Thursday, followed by snowfall activity across the upper reaches of the districts of Bhaderwah, Kishtwar, Doda, Reasi, Ramban, Udhampur, Kargil and Ladakh. The upper reaches of Poonch and Rajouri districts would receive the snowfall late Thursday like most other parts of Kashmir valley.

While snowfall is likely to be mild early Friday, it is likely to pick up on Saturday and Sunday, with heavy snowfall in several areas.

At this stage, the available weather data related to cloud density, humidity, wind direction and speed, temperature differential and formation of localised clouds in J&K’s north-west sector indicates this snowfall to be heavy. Kashmir valley plains are likely to receive about one foot of snowfall. Pirpanjal range (including Gulmarg, Tosa Maidan, Dodhpathri, Yusmarg and Pir ki Gali) would receive between 2-4 feet, Pirpanjal karewas between 1-2 feet, Zojila and Sonamarg areas between 2-4 feet, Kargil and Zanaskar areas 92-3 feet, Ladakh upper Himalayas between 2-5 feet, Gurez areas between 2-4 feet, Sindh valley upper reaches 2-4 feet, Sindh valley between 1-2 feet, Pahalgam valley 1-2 feet, Dooru Shahabad and Verinag areas 1-3 feet.

Razdan Pass, Sadhna Pass, Pir ki Gali, Banihal Pass, Sinthan Top, Margan Pass and Zojila Pass are likely to be heavily snow-bound with snowfall ranging between 2-6 feet.

The lower parts of Uri, Poonch, Rajouri, Ramban, Doda, Udhampur and plains of Jammu would receive rains.

Disclaimer: This weather forecast/advisory is issued by Ziraat Times in the interest of farmers and general public based on the analysis of multiple weather data, including dynamic and ultraviolet satellite imagery, cloud movement models, super computer-generated direction and speed of winds associated with the westerly jet, temperature variations within Jammu & Kashmir, sub-regions and neighbouring regions, past weather data and weather patterns. While maximum care is taken in generating this information, and most times our forecasts are accurate; due to the rapidly-changing nature of winds, humidity and local cloud formation, at times the forecast might go wrong. We advise discretion in using this information.