Jammu and Kashmir is likely to be hit by Two fresh Western Disturbances (WD) emerging this evening. Originating in Arabian sea, these WDs could enter the region through Afghanistan and Pakistan this evening, causing rain or snow till April 4, with occasional gaps. Western Disturbances Western Disturbances
These WDs are likely to affect Jammu and Kashmir and adjoining areas from this evening till April 4, warned Director, Meteorological Department Kashmir Sonam Lotus. He said under the influence of these weather systems, moderate to heavy rain or snow, particularly on hilly areas, will occur at most places in the valley and Jammu region and at a few places in Ladakh region as well. However, the isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir region may receive heavy rain or snow mainly on March 29 and April 3.
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The department has issued a warning for farmers advising them to avoid spraying of orchards and drain out excess water from their fields during these days.
Mr Lotus said these weather conditions have the potential to trigger landslide and flashflood in vulnerable areas of the state like Srinagar-Jammu Highway. It may disrupt surface and air transport during above periods.
During this period, there will be significant decrease in day temperatures and slight rise in night tempertures, he added.