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Light rains lash Kashmir parts for 3rd straight day

 Light rains lash Kashmir parts for 3rd straight day



Hailstorm wreaks havoc in South Kashmir areas; Sgr-Jmu highway reopens for traffic movement


Mubashir Aalam Wani


Srinagar, Apr 20 (KNO): The light rains continued for the third straight day on Saturday in Kashmir parts while hailstorm wreaked havoc in several areas of South Kashmir districts.


The occasional sunshine was witnessed till today afternoon, but the weather conditions took a shift thereafter as several areas of Kashmir including Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir, thus simultaneously brought down the mercury across the valley.


According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the reports of hailstorm were received from many areas of Shopian district including Sugoo, Tharina, Molu, Dangerpora and others while the crops have also suffered huge damage in these areas as well.


Dr Mukhtar Ahmad, Director Meteorological department (MeT) said the weather is expected to remain generally dry from tomorrow till April 25, but added that the possibility of afternoon thundershower activity at isolated places can't be ruled out.


Furthermore, according to the forecast, the weather would remain generally cloudy while light rain with thunder is expected at many places from April 26-27.


Moreover, the MeT department in its advisory had asked the farmers to resume farm operations after April 21st.


The Srinagar-Jammu national highway was restored for vehicular movement after remaining closed for hours due to mudslide at Mehad, Ramban and shooting stones at Kishtwari Pathar, Banihal yesterday.


As soon as the road was cleared, the traffic was allowed to ply in the late afternoon—(KNO)

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