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J&K to witness intermittent rains, no flood threat prevails: Sonam Lotus

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Srinagar, July 1, KNT: After a prolonged heatwave, Jammu Kashmir is expected to have ‘moderate to heavy’ rainfall from July 5 onwards. Weather experts however ruled out the possibility of floods but advised people especially those living in hilly areas of Chenab Valley to be vigilant.

Divulging information about the weather scenario in Jammu and Kashmir, Weather Expert Sonam Lotus told the Srinagar-based news agency Kashmir News Trust that there is the possibility of rainfall from July 5 onwards. He said the rainfall may be intermittent in nature but due to heatwaves, glaciers have melted and water levels in waterbodies are expected to rise.

“There are no chances of any floods but there may be flash floods, especially in Rajouri, Doda, Poonch, Kupwara and other hilly districts,” Soname Lotus said and advised the nomadic community to be alert.

Sonam Lotus also said that due to monsoon rains, the intensity of thunderstorms and cloud bursts may increase in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in hilly areas.

“In July-August, the possibility of landslides and mudslides always increases. People should not panic but there is a need to be cautious. In Srinagar or plains, there is no possibility of any floods as is being claimed. There will be no continuous rainfall. The water level may increase,” he said.

Sonam Lotus said that different places en route to Amarnath Yatra may witness morning or evening showers on a daily or alternate basis. [KNT]





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