Jammu and Kashmir could receive very heavy spell of rain and snow later tonight and tomorrow, Indian Meteorological Department said in its weather bulletin.  

The IMD predicted heavy to very heavy rain and snow at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir on January 22 (Tuesday). 

Meanwhile, Skymet Weather in its weather report warned that such heavy and prolonged spells could increase the risk of avalanches. 

“The warning has been issued for the avalanche-prone areas of district Shopian Kulgam, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil and Leh,” it said. 

It said once again, rain and snow have begun over the North Indian hills, with the strongest western disturbance of the season. 

“The system is over North Pakistan and adjoining Jammu and Kashmir with its induced Cyclonic Circulation over Central Pakistan and North Rajasthan,” the weather report said, adding such system results in fairly widespread to widespread rains and snowfall over the hilly states for a prolonged period. 

As per Skymet weather, the coming five days would be full of heavy rains and snow.