MeT predicts 3-day wet spell from Tuesday

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 intermittent light to moderate rains in plains and snowfall in the higher reaches of J&K and Zojila, Drass and some areas of Zanskar region of Ladakh is most likely to occur between March 31 night to April 2 forenoon.

“As usual it may lead to landslides in Banihal-Ramban axis of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway,” Lotus said.

He said thunderstorm with strong gusty winds of the order of 30-40 kilometers per hour is also likely during the three-day wet spell. “In view 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 Highway continues to remain blocked due to landslides at Dalwas.