Jammu Kashmir News
Jammu/Srinagar, March 18: Incessant rains continued on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir even as the weather office dispelled fears of any impending floods in the state.
“Let me make it clear, there is no threat of flood in the state so far because of the rains that have been occurring here,” Sonam Lotus, director of Jammu and Kashmir meteorological department, told media persons.
“We are expecting reduction in rainfall activity in Jammu and Kashmir from today (Friday) onwards,” he said.
“This, however, does not mean there would be no rainfall anywhere during the next three to four days. Thunderstorms and scattered rainfall activity could occur during the next few days, but there is no reason to panic as rivers and other water bodies are unlikely to swell up alarmingly because of the rainfall.”
“The minimum temperature in Jammu city was 14.5 today (Friday). It was 11.5 in Katra town, 4.1 in Batote, 5.0 in Bannihal, 4.1 in Bhaderwah and 12.5 in Udhampur town of the Jammu region.”
Water-logging at most places in Srinagar city caused inconvenience to pedestrians and motorists.