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Yellow Alert issued for heavy rain in J&K, Jammu to be more affected

Last Updated on July 30, 2022 at 8:19 am

Even though the Meteorological Department forecasted fairly widespread light to moderate precipitation in Jammu and Kashmir over the next 24 hours, rain continued to saturate areas of Kashmir on Friday. In most areas of Jammu and Kashmir, intermittent showers were reported during the last 24 hours, according to MeT authorities. The temperature also fell in most regions as a result of the rainfall. According to MeT authorities, J&K will likely have scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rain and thundershowers throughout the following two days.

Authorities have issued a Yellow Alert for intermittent heavy rain, thundershowers and lightning in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday and Saturday. According to MeT authorities, there was little chance that Kashmir will be significantly impacted, although the Jammu division would see surface traffic disruption, landslides, and flash floods.

Four different colour schemes are used to indicate different levels of warning. Green indicates that no action should be taken, yellow that the situation should be observed, orange that the government agencies should be ready for severe weather, and red that the agencies should take immediate action.

MeT authorities said that Jammu district experienced 111.2 mm of rainfall over the last 24 hours, compared to Kathua’s 50.2 mm, Qazigund’s 18.4 mm, Kokernag’s 16.6 mm, Batote’s 16.2 mm, Kupwara’s 13.5 mm, Katra’s 12.8 mm, Banihal’s 9.2 mm, Pahalgam’s 3.9 mm, Bhaderwah 2.2 mm and Srinagar 1.8 mm.

In the majority of locations in the Kashmir and Jammu divisions, the lowest temperatures also showed a modest decline. The renowned ski resort, Gulmarg, had a low of 11.8 degrees Celsius against an average of 12.6 degrees Celsius, which is 0.6 degrees Celsius lower, according to MeT authorities. In comparison to the previous night’s low of 19.2 degrees Celsius, Kupwara town saw a low of 17.2 degrees Celsius, which is 0.2 degrees Celsius below seasonal average.

The temperature at Pahalgam, a popular tourist destination in south Kashmir, dropped to 15.6 degrees Celsius from 17.1 degrees the previous night, 2.3 degrees above average. In comparison to last night’s low of 18.7 degrees Celsius, Kokernag reported a low of 17.3 degrees Celsius, which is 0.9 degrees higher than average. The lowest temperature in Srinagar, the summer capital, was 20.6 degrees Celsius, 1.9 degrees higher than average than the previous night’s reading of 19.4 degrees Celsius.

In comparison to the previous night’s low of 18.6 degrees Celsius, Qazigund recorded a minimum of 18.7 degrees Celsius, which is 1.7 degrees higher than average. The minimum temperature in Jammu, the winter capital, was 25.2 degrees Celsius as opposed to 25.3 degrees Celsius the night before, which is 0.2 degrees Celsius below average. According to MeT authorities, the lowest temperature was 18.4 degrees Celsius in Banihal, 17.7 degrees Celsius in Batote, 22.8 degrees Celsius in Katra, and 18.3 degrees Celsius in Bhaderwah.