IMD forecasts heavy rains, flash floods in Jammu Kashmir from July 19-21

Srinagar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued a warning about moderate to high risk of flash flood in Jammu and Kashmir in view of heavy to very heavy rain in most parts of Jammu.

An official statement issued by the IMD office said: "Lower and middle level tropospheric winds from north Arabian Sea are most likely to interact with Easterly winds, From Bay of Bengal, from 18th to 21st July. The winds are likely to cause heavy to very high rain in most places in Jammu mainly Pir Panjal and plains of Jammu and moderate to heavy rain in many places in Kashmir from July 19-21 along with lightning and thunderstorm.

The IMD warning has included moderate to high risk of flash flood, temporary disruption of surface traffic, landslides and shooting stones at vulnerable places, water logging in low lying areas, suspension of agricultural and horticultural operations etc as probable impacts of the inclement weather forecast.

In addition, the disturbance may also disrupt surface traffic on Jammu-Srinagar highway, Srinagar-Leh highway, Doda-Kishtwar and Mughal Road besides causing water logging in low-lying areas, disruption in agriculture activities and landslides and shooting stones at vulnerable spots, the IMD further warned.

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