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MeT predicts intermittent light to moderate rains for next few days


Srinagar, Jun 20 (KNS): With light rains continued to occur in most parts of the Valley, the Meteorological department here on Thursday said that intermittent light to moderate rainfall will continue to occur in the Valley for next couple of days.

However, the officials in MeT department said that they have not predicted any heavy downpour for next upcoming five days but there is possibility of intermittent light to moderate rains at isolated places.

Deputy Director MeT, Mukhtar Ahmad told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that the weather conditions will improve on June 21 and 22 but intermittent light to moderate rainfall would occur at isolated places on June 22 and 23.

He said that MeT has not predicted any heavy downpour in the next five days, adding that the flood like situation won’t arise as the intensity of rainfall would be low.

Notably, the light rainfall accompanied by gusty lashed some areas in northern Kashmir today.

Earlier, reports quoting the Indian Meteorological department (IMD) stated that there will be heavy rainfall across Jammu and Kashmir for the next five days from tomorrow.

Pertinently, the water level in river Jhelum and other streams here increased due to the frequent rainfall in last couple of days. On June 12, the water was flowing above the flood declaration level following which the Government had declared flood alert in Srinagar and South Kashmir areas.

Reports said that Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) Department Kashmir had warned the people residing along the embankments of the river Jhelum, streams and low lying areas of south Kashmir and Srinagar to remain vigilant.

However, Chief Engineer I&FC, Ashok Kumar Sharma said that there was no need panic, saying in case any such situation arises, the department is well equipped and well prepared to tackle the situation. (KNS) 

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