Thursday, July 14, 2011

Monsoon active in Jammu Kashmir

Monsoon becomes active again, more rains likely

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today said that with the monsoon becoming active again, more rainfall is likely in different parts of Jammu region during the next few days.

"During the past few days there was no rainfall in several parts of Jammu as the monsoon had turned weak but now it has become active again as a result of which there would be light to moderate rainfall during the next two to three days from tomorrow", Director of the IMD, Srinagar, Sonam Lotus said.

He said that though monsoon rainfall in the country is 49 per cent less than the normal yet in Jammu it has remained normal so far and in the coming days more spells of rainfall will lash this part of the State.

Meanwhile, short duration rainfall this morning provided some respite from the humid atmosphere in Jammu. While in some areas of the Jammu, the duration of rainfall was 5 to10 minutes, in other areas rain continued for nearly half an hour, report said.

However, the short spell of the rainfall exposed the tall claims of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) with roads in the low lying areas getting flooded with water due to chocking of the drains thereby causing inconvenience to the pedestrians as well as two-wheeler riders.

The dug up lanes in several parts also caused inconvenience to the people, who alleged that the black-topping of lanes has not been started even in those areas where the laying of sewerage pipes has already been completed.

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