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Monsoon rains are wreaking havoc. Debris along with water entered the Thathri town due to a cloudburst in the Thathri area of Doda district late on Friday night. Several vehicles were buried under the rubble. Water entered shops and houses, causing property damage worth lakhs of rupees. There was an atmosphere of panic among the people. At the same time, 70 sheep and goats are reported to have flown due to cloudburst in the Sandrun Panchayat on the Himachal border in Kathua district.
According to Kathua District Deputy Commissioner, teams have been dispatched late in the evening. Due to being a remote area, the teams could not reach the spot till late in the night. On the other hand, the Jammu-Kishtwar road was also closed for hours. River drains remained in spate due to rain in many parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Due to the change of weather, the day temperature has fallen by 3 to 5 degrees above normal in most of the districts. According to the Meteorological Center Srinagar, there is a possibility of floods and landslides due to rain in some parts on Sunday as well.
The day started with rain in Jammu. The weather remained pleasant with cloudy sky throughout the day. This gave relief to the people from the heat. The day temperature in Jammu fell by 2.8 degrees Celsius to 33.1 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature last night was recorded at 27.2 degrees Celsius.
It rained 5.2 mm here. Banihal recorded 25.4 degrees Celsius, Batote 25.3 with 3.4 mm of rain, Katra 28.2 with 4.2 mm of rain, and Bhaderwah recorded 28.8 degrees Celsius with 2.8 mm of rain. The day temperature in Srinagar was 27.8, Pahalgam 22.6 and Gulmarg 19.2 degrees Celsius. The day temperature was 25.8 degrees Celsius in Leh and 31.8 degrees Celsius in Kargil.