Rain brings down temperature across JK
MeT predicts more downpour
Srinagar: Light rain in parts of Kashmir has brought respite from scorching heat in the valley that continued for nearly a week with weatherman predicting more rainfall across Jammu and Kashmir.
Kashmir experienced rain in the wee hours of Tuesday bringing some respite from the hot weather conditions, reports said.
The Meteorological Centre Srinagar, meanwhile, predicted more rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir and issued an advisory asking people to remain cautious and avoid venturing near places which are vulnerable to flash floods.
A MeT official said that light to moderate rain occurred at many places of J&K this morning and it was still raining lightly.
“Intermittent light to moderate rain is likely to continue at many places of J&K during the next 24-36 hours,” he said.
He said that there’s already lot of water in local streams, rivers etc due to melting of glaciers and addition of rain water in these streams often trigger flash floods and mudslides.
The official advised the people to remain cautious and avoid venturing near such places which are vulnerable to flash floods.
He further said that there’s already lots of water in local streams, rivers etc. due to melting of glaciers and addition of rain water in these streams often generation of flash floods and mudslides.
Meanwhile, the Amarnath yatra was temporarily suspended due to inclement weather.
Officials said that no yatri was being allowed to move towards holy cave from Pahalgam.
“Due to inclement weather, the Amarnaath Yatra has been temporarily suspended from Nunwan base camp in Pahalgam toward the holy cave shrine,” officials said here.
They said that due to inclement weather, no Yatri was allowed to go ahead of Nunwan base camp in Pahalgam towards the holy cave.
He said that the yatra has been temporarily suspended for the safety of Yatris and presently around 3000 Yatris are staying at Nunwan base camp.
Meanwhile, officials said that around 65,000 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine so far.
Amarnath Yatra commenced on June 30 and will conclude on August 11 on the occasion of Raksha Bandan.
The rains and mudslide at Kullan area of Ganderbal in central Kashmir also forced closure of the all important Srinagar-Leh highway.
The traffic movement on 434-km long Srinagar-Leh highway was later restored after mudslide triggered by incessant rains forced the closure of the highway on Tuesday morning at Kullan area of Kangan in Ganderbal district, officials said. The officials said that the men and machinery were pressed into service to clear the debris on the road.
“With the efforts of District administration Ganderbal Police, SDRF, army and BRO the debris was removed and one-way traffic movement was restored on the highway,” they said. (with inputs from KNO)