A strong Western Disturbance is heading towards Kashmir with the possibility of bringing moderate to heavy rainfall in plains and snowfall in higher reaches between March 21 to 24.
There is also possibility of light snowfall in some plains. Rumours of non-stop continuous 3-day rainfall are false although some hefty rain showers are expected during the said period.
In Jammu region light to heavy rain/thunder showers are expected with the possibility of hailstorm and gusty winds at a few places.
In Ladakh moderate snowfall in Kargil district while light snowfall is expected in Leh district.
Anticipated Impacts: Rise in water level particularly on 23-24 March. Farmers are advised to complete spraying of orchards by March 20 or postpone it to after 25 March.