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Flash floods predicted in J&K from July 19-21

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Srinagar: The Meteorological Department Saturday issued a warning about moderate to high risk flash flood in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of fresh wet spell expected to start from July 19 to 21.

A warning issued by the Meteorological department (MeT) said that lower and middle level tropospheric winds from north Arabian sea were most likely to interact with Easterly Winds (from Bay of Bengal) from 19 to 21 July. The system is most likely to cause widespread heavy to very heavy rains, thunders with lightning at most places of Jammu mainly in Pirpanjal Range and plains of Jammu division from 19th to 21 and Moderate to heavy rains, thunder with lightning in many places of Kashmir division during the period, MeT said.

The conditions might also affect 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 communiqué issued by Met added.

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