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Flood alert in Kashmir, weather likely to improve today

The minimum temperature was 18.7 in Jammu, 17.7 in Katra, 11.1 in Batote, 11.6 in Banihal, and 11.8 in Bhaderwah.

SNS | New Delhi |

The authorities sounded flood alert in Kashmir on Wednesday following incessant rainfall during the last 24 hours triggering a rise in the rivers and streams in J&K.

A weather improvement is expected starting in the late afternoon, according to the Meteorological (MeT) department.

“Weather will improve significantly from today afternoon and there is no likelihood of any major rainfall during the next 7 days in J&K,” an official of the MeT department said.

As soon as the water level at Sangam in the Anantnag district exceeded the 18-foot threshold, the flood and irrigation department issued a flood alarm for the Jhelum River.

As higher elevations are threatened by flash floods and mudslides, low-lying districts of Srinagar city and other portions of the Valley are experiencing waterlogging.

The lowest temperatures in Srinagar were 11, Pahalgam 6, and Gulmarg 3.2 degrees Celsius.

The lowest temperatures were 5.6 in Drass Town in Ladakh, 9.6 in Leh, and 11.4 in Kargil.

The minimum temperature was 18.7 in Jammu, 17.7 in Katra, 11.1 in Batote, 11.6 in Banihal, and 11.8 in Bhaderwah.
(with inputs from IANS)