MeT dept rubbishes heavy rainfall rumours

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Srinagar: The weather department on Thursday dismissed reports of heavy rainfall in the Valley from next week.

Director MeT department, Sonam Lotus said that the people in the Valley, especially south Kashmir were deeply worried due to the rumour of continuous heavy rainfall from July 19-25. He said that there was no such forecast of continuous rainfall in Kashmir.

“Since, monsoon is active over J&K, there is forecast of frequent monsoon shower especially in Jammu region during next one week,” Lotus said, adding “On certain occasions, there will be rain/thundershower in many parts of Kashmir and Ladakh region as well,”

The MeT department, he said was closely monitoring the weather conditions in the state.

“In case of any such forecast, the administration & the people will be informed well in time,” he added.

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