MeT predicts that Jammu will have severe downpours this week.
Srinagar, July 19: Parts of Jammu and Kashmir saw significant rainfall, with Katra registering “extremely” heavy rains of 315.4 mm in 24 hours, the area’s all-time greatest rainfall, authorities said on Wednesday.
According to a meteorological department source cited by GNS, Katra got the most rain ever in a 24-hour period up to 8:30 this morning, totaling 315.4 mm, breaking the previous record of 292.4 mm set on July 31st, 2019.
In the last 24 hours, rain fell in other areas of Jammu and Kashmir as well, with Jammu recording 109mm, Banihal 10mm, and Batote 15mm.
He predicted that rainfall will likely start in the following several hours and then diminish.
According to him, there was a chance of scattered light to moderate rain and thundershowers from July 20 to 22 in Kashmir and “many places” in Jammu.
“Heavy to very heavy rain is possible at some places of the Jammu region during this week,” he added.
According to the MeT official, the danger of “flash flood, mudslide, and landslides has increased due to heavy rain.”
He recommended people to exercise caution and avoid streams, rivers, and other potentially dangerous areas.
In the meanwhile, due to the severe rains, officials have stopped all public and private schools in the Doda and Ramban districts for the children’ safety.
The interested parties were also told by Deputy Commissioner Doda that “students must be informed, well in advance, about the closure of the schools so that they do not venture out.” Ramban, the chief education officer, pleaded with institution leaders to assist pupils in making it home safely.