Rain forecast in Kashmir, no threat to Amarnath yatra

July 14th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Srinagar, July 14 (IANS) Moderate to heavy rainfall has been forecast in Jammu and Kashmir till Friday evening but there is no threat to the Amarnath yatra, an official said.

“We are expecting moderate to heavy rainfall in the Jammu region during the next 24 hours (to Friday evening). Rainfall would be moderate but widespread in the Valley during this period,” Sonam Lotus, director of the weather office here told IANS.

He, however, said there was no need to issue any warning for the thousands of pilgrims presently in the higher reaches of the Kashmir Himalayas for the Amarnath yatra.

“The situation does not merit issuing any warning for the pilgrims of the Amarnath yatra although the sky would remain overcast with light to moderate rainfall in both the base camps of the yatra and along the two mountain treks”, Lotus said.

The met office said the weather would start to improve from Saturday onwards.

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