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Heavy rains predicted in J&K from 18 to 21 July

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


People have been asked to remain alert as there is prediction of heavy rains starting from July 18 up to 21. The government has asked the people to exercise caution and take all the precautionary measures as there is prediction of thunder with lightning and heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the MET department while predicting these rains they have said, “Lower and Middle level tropospheric winds from north Arabian sea are most likely to interact with Easterly Winds (from Bay of Bengal) from 18th to 21 July”.

“The system is most likely to cause widespread Heavy to Very Heavy Rain, Thunder with lightning at most places of Jammu mainly in Pirpanjal Range and plains of Jammu division from 19th to 21st and Moderate to Heavy Rain/ Thunder with lightning in many places of Kashmir division during the period,” MET department told news agencies.

These predictions by the MET department have said that the impact could be risky flash floods across Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the GNS news agency in its report on the heavy rains, there would also be temporary disruption of surface traffic mainly on Jammu- Srinagar, Srinagar-Leh, Doda-Kishtwar, Mughal Road from 19th to 21st July 2021.

There would also be landslides and shooting stones at vulnerable places, water logging and minor floods over low lying areas besides suspension of agricultural and horticultural operations during this period.

With inputs from GNS

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