MeT predicts 3-day wet spell from Tuesday

MeT predicts 3-day wet spell from Tuesday
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The Meteorological Department has predicted a 3-day wet spell in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh  beginning Tuesday.

Director MeT Sonam Lotus said fresh spell of intermittentlight to moderate rains in plains and snowfall in the higher reaches of J&Kand Zojila, Drass and some areas of Zanskar region of Ladakh is most likely tooccur between March 31 night to April 2 forenoon.

"As usual it may lead to landslides in Banihal-Ramban axisof Jammu-Srinagar National Highway," Lotus said.

He said thunderstorm with strong gusty winds of the order of30-40 kilometers per hour is also likely during the three-day wet spell. "Inview of this, farmers have been advised to postpone spraying of their orchards,prepare drainage to drain excess water from their fields.

Meanwhile, the 270-kilometer Srinagar-Jammu National Highwaycontinues to remain blocked due to landslides at Dalwas.

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