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J&K can face flash floods due to heavy rains in coming days

With high to very high rains imminent in Jammu and Kashmir, the Meteorological department has warned that it could result in flash floods in the region from July 19.

A weather warning issued by the Meteorological department states that lower and middle level tropospheric winds from north Arabian sea is most likely to interact with Easterly Winds (from Bay of Bengal) from 19 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 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, water logging and minor floods over low lying areas and suspension of agricultural and horticultural operations during above period,” it added.

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