MeT Forecast More Rainfall, Heavy Downpour Predicted This Week In Jammu
JAMMU: Parts of Jammu and Kashmir received heavy rainfall with Katra recording an “extremely” heavy downpour of 315.4mm in 24 hours which is the all-time heaviest for the area, officials said on Wednesday.
A meteorological department official here told that Katra received all-time rain of 315.4mm in 24 hours till 0830 hours this morning; it surpassed the 292.4mm record recorded on 31st July 2019.
Other parts of Jammu and Kashmir also received rainfall in the last 24 hours with Jammu recording 109mm, Banihal 10mm and Batote 15mm.
Regarding the forecast for the next 24 hours, he said, rainfall was likely in a few hours and decrease thereafter. From July 20-22, he said, intermittent light to moderate rain and thundershower were likely at “many places” of Jammu and at scattered places of Kashmir.
“Heavy to very heavy rain is possible at some places of Jammu region during this week,” he said.
The MeT official said that there was the risk of “flash floods, mudslides, and landslides has increased due to heavy rain. “
People, he said, are advised to remain cautious and stay away from Streams, Rivers and other vulnerable spots.
Meanwhile, authorities have closed all government and private schools in Doda district for the well-being of the students in view of the heavy rainfall.
Deputy Commissioner Doda also directed all the concerned that “students must be informed, well in advance, about the closure of the schools so that they do not venture out.” (GNS)