Rain, snow likely from today: Weatherman

Rain, snow likely from today: Weatherman

Asks farmers to postpone spray of orchards; passengers to contact traffic department before journey

Srinagar: The weatherman on Monday forecasted widespread rain in plains and snowfall in the higher reaches of the valley for the three days beginning Tuesday.

The weatherman also advised farmers to postpone their farm management practices like spray of insecticides in orchards, application of fertilisers while urging 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 are likely to receive hailstorm on 5th and 6th April,” the local meteorological department said in an advisory issued here.

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.