ZT Weather Monitoring

Srinagar, May 21: A large Western Disturbance is likely to engulf Jammu & Kashmir on Thursday and Friday (23, 24 May), resulting in widespread rainfall in the plains and snowfall in the Himalayan and Zanaskar range.

Varied weather data analysed by Ziraat Times suggests that a large Western Disturbance would cover Afghanistan, Tajikistan and administered Kashmir starting Wednesday. This system will reach Jammu & Kashmir on Thursday resulting in heavy to moderate rainfall in Kashmir and Jammu plains.

Rainfall is likely to be intense in parts of Kashmir plains and Jammu plains on Friday.

During Thursday and Friday, due to drop in temperatures, snowfall activity is likely in Zanaskar and Himalayan mountain range east of Kashmir valley, including Nun Kun area and upper mountain areas of Kolohoi, Kishtwar, Harmukh, Gurez, Ziraat Times analysis suggests. As of now there are little indications of snowfall in the Pirpanjal range.

Disclaimer: This weather forecast/advisory is issued by Ziraat Times in the interest of farmers and general public of J&K to complement the existing weather forecasts. This forecast is based on the analysis of multi weather data, including super computer-generated weather models, dynamic and ultraviolet satellite imagery, annual trends of super computer-generated wind direction and speed 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; due to the rapidly-changing nature of winds, temperatures, humidity, local cloud formation, and inadequate real-time data related to these parameters, at times the forecast might change. Ziraat Times advises discretion in using this information.