MeT predicts another wet spell on Sep 3&4

Rains lashed Kashmir on Monday bringing down temperatures sharply even as the Meteorological Department (MeT) predicted another wet spell on September 3 and 4. MeT in its fresh weather forecast said: “Light to moderate rain is likely at scattered to fairly widespread places of J&K mainly during September 3 and 4.” Director MeT, Sonam Lotus said during this period occasional heavy showers were likely at some places in Jammu region. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) weather forecast issued for various states has also predicted rains in parts of J&K from…

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Rainfall to end J&K’s dry spell: IMD

Jammu & Kashmir is expected to receive widespread rainfall by Wednesday and over the next few days after an extended dry spell since May that led to a surge in day temperatures in the Valley, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Moderate rain and thunderstorms were reported from Jammu and the Himalayan Pir Panjal Range region from Bhaderwah to Poonch. “The rainfall will move forward towards east later in the day [Tuesday],” an IMD official said. He said the Kashmir Valley will receive rainfall by Wednesday morning. Meteorologist Sonam Lotus…

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Srinagar gets cleaner, Jammu ranks among dirtiest cities

Srinagar ranked 36th among the cleanest cities in India, while Jammu ranked among the dirtiest cities for the fourth successive year securing 224th rank under the Swachh Survekshan 2020 announced on Thursday.This was revealed by the Ministry of Housing and Union Affairs on Thursday in which Srinagar secured 36th rank with 2905.58 points out of 4000.Jammu city ranked among the dirtiest cities for the fourth successive year, securing 224th rank and secured 2284.16 points among 382 cities and towns of India with a population of less than 10 lakh.The announcement…

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Heat wave to continue across Kashmir Valley: MeT

The heat wave continues to hold its tight grip on Kashmir as weatherman predicts no immediate response for next one week. MeT spokesman informed that Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir recorded 34.7 degrees Celsius temperature today. He added that the season’s highest temperature at 35.4 degree Celsius was recorded on August 7. Meanwhile, Director MeT, Sonum Lotus said that there is no prediction of any major rainfall activity in the next one week. He added that the weather conditions across Kashmir would remain hot and humid, adding…

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Weatherman predicts wet spell between July 20 and 21

Kashmir is likely to get a relief from hot weather conditions as the Metrological department Saturday forecasted light rains between July 20 and 21 while its main activity would be Monday evening. Director Meteorological Department, Srinagar, Sonam Lotus told Kashmir InFocus that they were expecting light rains in scattered places of Kashmir from Monday till Tuesday afternoon. “We are expecting a good spell of rains to occur at most places of Jammu, scattered places of Kashmir and at isolated places of Ladakh regions between July 20 and 21 with main…

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Heatwave to continue across Kashmir

As a heat wave has gripped Kashmir valley for the past several days, Srinagar recorded the season’s hottest day Thursday settling day temperature at 33.7 degree Celsius. Deputy Director Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Mukhtar Ahmad told Kashmir Post that Srinagar recorded the hottest day of the season and the same weather conditions would continue to prevail in the Valley. “We are not seeing any change in the current weather system and are expecting a slight increase in day temperatures over the five to six days,” he said. In Jammu division,…

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As heatwave grips J&K, weathermen predict a further rise in temperature

The heatwave has gripped Jammu and Kashmir over the past few days with weathermen predicting more rise in the day temperature in the UT. The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory, Srinagar has once again touched the season’s hottest day which was recorded on May 26 this year. As per the officials, Srinagar recorded a temperature of 31.7 degrees Celsius on Thursday. In Qazigund, the temperature was 29.9 degree Celsius while in Pahalgam, the temperature was 26.4 degree Celsius, officials told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), adding that…

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Study shows no link between COVID19 and Pollen, But govt orders 42000 Poplars axed across Kashmir Valley

The order, which is already being followed through, will wreak havoc with local livelihoods and green cover in the Valley. With the surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in Kashmir and the resulting fear psychosis in the general population, the government of the Union territory is forcing growers of a common poplar tree species known locally as “Russi” to cut them to prevent allergies in the spring season. “A meeting held under the chairmanship of Pandurang K. Pole, IAS, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir on April 2, 2020 to discuss the…

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Cloudbursts triggers flood in Lolab, damaging houses and crops, woman washed away

A woman died after multiple cloudbursts triggered flash floods in Lolab area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday. According to local reports and the police, the woman identified as Shafiqa Bano (35) was washed away by the flash floods in Bera Rudi, Khordi, Bat Gagal, Surgam in Lolab at around 4:30 pm, reported news agency GNS. The woman’s body was later recovered by locals and police, they said. They said that there were multiple cloudbursts in Kantpora, Putshahi, and Dooniwari villages. Reports said that the flash floods caused a…

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California to Kashmir: How ready we are for 6.4 eventuality?

The San Andreas Fault, a major dextral strike-slip fault system in United States, is probably one of the most well-known structures to mankind. Yet, the moment magnitude (Mw) 7.1 and 6.4 earthquakes that have occurred in July-2019 have caused significant damage, which is worth billions (it may go up). These earthquakes have struck portions of California and have ruptured strike slip faults (where movement is along the strike of the fault; think of rubbing your right hand on your left hand). Both these earthquakes are smaller in size compared to…

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