s rains lashed J&K on Wednesday, the Meteorological department stated that the rainfall will continue till Thursday while overall weather will improve from July 31.
A fresh communique issued by the MeT on Wednesday evening said that, light to moderate rain occurred across J&K with most rainfall recorded at Udhampur-Banihal- Katra axis, with (Katra receiving 37.8mm rainfall from Wednesday morning till evening). The MeT, however, forecasted intermittent light to moderate rain, heavy at times till Thursday and decrease thereafter gradually with overall improvement from July 31.
The MeT in its weather warning further said, “Melting of glaciers and Rainfall will lead to Rise in water Levels of all local streams. This may lead to Flash Flood/Mudslide especially in sloppy areas. Therefore people, Tourists/Trekkers are advised to Remain Cautious and Alert and avoid venturing into such vulnerable Places. Undertake Long journey Travel only after confirming the Status of the Road from concerned Traffic Police.
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“This is a Weather warning as July-August rain has a history turning severe sometimes”, reads the warning.
Issuing the severe weather warning for Ladakh, MeT said: “On Wednesday, weather remained cloudy to overcast throughout Ladakh with reports of moderate to Heavy Rain in Zanskar region, light Rain at most places of Ladakh. Light to Moderate Rain will occur at most places of Ladakh from now till July 30. Some places may receive heavy shower as well. Overall, improvement is most likely from July 31 onwards.”