Ziraat Times Weather Monitoring

Srinagar, March 1: Hold on to your woollens, winter is not over yet. Widespread snowfall and rainfall across Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh regions are likely between March 2 and 4. According to Ziraat Times weather monitoring, a massive sub-tropical weather system, popularly known as “western disturbance”, is expected to result in precipitation in the state starting Saturday, March 2.

Detailed outlook for March 2 to 4:

On Saturday, March 2, widespread snowfall is likely to start across Pirpanjal mountains, upper Karewas, Shamasbari range in Kupwara and Baramulla districts, Razdan Pass, Sadhna Pass areas, Gurez, Sindh valley and all upper reaches of South Kashmir, including Pir ki Gali areas and Banihal Pass. This is expected to continue until Monday, March 4.

In view of a deep cooler effect being caused by this large weather system across Afghanistan, northern parts of J&K, including Gilgit-Baltistan, and neighbouring states of Himachal, Punjab and Haryana; there is a high possibility of snowfall in the plains of Kashmir valley as well on March 2 and 3. Snowfall is likely to be heavy across Pirpanjal mountains in Kashmir valley, including Gulmarg, Yusmarg, upper Kandi Baramulla, Razdan Pass and Gurez during this period.

Should the daytime surface temperatures remain above 2 degrees, plains are likely to receive moderate to heavy rains on march 2 and 3. Snowfall is also likely in parts of Kargil, Zanaskar valley and Ladakh mountains during these two days. This spell would cause a big dip in daytime temperatures across J&K.

While heavy rains are likely in plains of Jammu on March 2 and 3; on March 2, 3 and 4, upper areas of Kishtwar, Doda and Bhaderwah regions would receive moderate to heavy snowfall. 

As per the data analysis by Ziraat Times, heavy rains are also likely across north India, including Haryana, Punjab and snowfall in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on March 3 and 4.

While snowfall and rains are likely to continue over most parts of J&K on March 2 and 3, the cloud system is expected to be stronger in southern parts of J&K, resulting in  heavy rainfall in Jammu plains, heavy snowfall in south Kashmir Pirpanjal areas, upper Chenab valley areas of Doda, upper Kishtwar, Banihal and Bhaderwah.  Heavy snowfall in Himachal and Uttarakhand as well.

Note: This weather forecast/advisory is issued by Ziraat Times in the interest of farmers and general public based on the analysis of multi weather data, including dynamic and ultraviolet  satellite imagery, super computer-generated direction and speed of winds associated with the sub-tropical 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, temperatures, humidity and local cloud formation, at times the forecast might change. We advise discretion in using this information.