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Amid light to moderate forecast predication, MeT urges farmers in J&K to suspend sprays, irrigation

SRINAGAR: The weatherman on Monday advised farmers to suspend chemical sprays and irrigation operations in orchards and fields from Tuesday (afternoon) to Thursday (forenoon) in view of the approaching weather system.

“As of now, feeble (Western Disturbance is) most likely to affect J&K and adjoining areas from April 12 (afternoon) to April 14 (forenoon),” a meteorological department official here said in a statement. “Under the influence of this system, light to moderate rain with thunder and gusty winds (are) most likely to occur during the night of 12 April (night) to 13 April (forenoon) over scattered to fairly widespread places of J&K and thereafter light rain over isolated places likely to occur till 14th April (forenoon).”

The system, he said, will most likely concentrate over most of the stations of the Kashmir Division and a few stations in the Jammu Division. He said there are chances of thunderstorms and lightning accompanied by gusty winds at isolated places, of both the Divisions during April 12 (night).

“Farmers are advised to suspend chemical sprays and irrigation operations in orchards and fields during the above period.”(GNS)


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