MeT chief denies reports of heavy downpour in Kashmir
Says no such forecast has been reported
Srinagar: Director Meteorological department (MeT) Sonam Lotus Thursday clarified that there is no heavy rainfall forecast for next two weeks in Jammu and Kashmir as rumours are being spread about a heavy downpour during the next two weeks.
Taking to the social networking site Facebook, Sonam Lotus wrote “Since last few days, this office has been receiving many calls especially from South Kashmir saying that there is a forecast of continuous Heavy Rain from 19th to 25th and the news has spread far across South Kashmir( I don’t know who spread such unconfirmed news).
As a result of this, the people of the area seem to have accepted that news and are worried. I want to clear this rumour & convey the official message that “there is no such forecast as continuous rainfall from 19th to 25th in Kashmir. Since, monsoon is active over J&K, there is forecast of frequent Monsoon Shower especially in Jammu region during next 1 week, ” he wrote.
“On certain occasion, there will be rain/thundershower in many parts of Kashmir and at some parts of Ladakh region as well and it is normal,”