Jammu & Kashmir

MeT predicts wet weather, flash floods on upcoming Eid-ul-Azha in JK

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Srinagar: Amid soaring temperature across the Valley, the weatherman has warned of flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the fresh wet spell, which is expected to start from July 19.

A weather warning issued by the Meteorological department reads that lower and middle-level tropospheric winds from the north Arabian sea are most likely to interact with Easterly Winds (from the Bay of Bengal) from 19 to 21 July.

It reads that 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 21, and Moderate to heavy rain, thunder with lightning in many places of Kashmir division during the said period.

“Probable impacts due to fresh wet spell include moderate to high risk of flash flood in J&K, temporary disruption of surface traffic mainly on Jammu-Srinagar, Srinagar-Leh, Doda-Kishtawar, Mughal Road from 19th to 21″ July 2021, landslides and shooting stones at vulnerable places, waterlogging and minor floods over low lying areas and suspension of agricultural and horticultural operations during the above period,” it added


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