Srinagar: Weatherman on Monday issued an advisory for fairly widespread rain in plains and snowfall on higher reaches for three days beginning from tomorrow.
The weatherman also advised farmers to postpone their farm management practices like Spray of orchards, application of fertilizers and also urged passengers to contact respective traffic control rooms prior to their journey on Srinagar-Jammu highway.
“An active western disturbance is likely to affect J&K from 4 to 6 April. Light rain at scattered to fairly widespread places with snowfall on higher reaches is likely to commence from April 4, ” the weatherman said, adding that the intensity and spatial distribution of precipitation will increase from Tuesday evening with widespread rainfall and snowfall on higher reaches on 5 and 6 April across the state .
“Heavy rain and thunderstorm accompanied with squally wind likely to occur at a few places over Jammu and Kashmir on April 5. Some places of Jammu and Kashmir is likely to receive hailstorm during 5th and 6th April,” the local meteorological department said in an advisory issued.
It said that there is possibility of landslide and snow avalanche in vulnerable areas like Srinagar-Jammu and Srinagar-Leh (Zojila) highway on April 5 and 6.
“Farmers are advised to postpone their farm management practices like Spray of orchards, application of fertilizers etc. Passengers are advised to contact respective Traffic Control Rooms prior to their journey,” it added.