Snowfall/Avalanche warning issued for four districts
The district magistrates of four mountainous districts of the state have been asked to observe precautions considering the possibility of snowfall and avalanche. The Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority (USDMA) executive director Piyoosh Rautela has written to the district magistrates of Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Pithoragarh regarding this. Rautela informed that according to the forecast issued by the Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) on Monday evening, there is a possibility of snowfall and avalanche in some of the high altitude regions of the State from Monday till the evening of Tuesday. The possibility of snowfall/avalanche has been forecast (danger level III) especially for Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Pithoragarh districts. In case of heavy snowfall in these regions, there could be the risk of avalanche too. Considering this, the locals should observe some basic precautions. They should stay informed about snowfall/avalanche in their nearby areas. In case of avalanche/snowfall, people should avoid travelling to areas with snow and travel only if absolutely necessary. Further, during snowfall, people should not allow too much snow to accumulate on the roofs of their homes, temporary shelters and cow sheds. Those staying temporarily in areas with heavy snowfall should shift to lower altitudes for some days. Extreme care should be observed in areas known to be avalanche zones.
Meanwhile, the State meteorological centre has forecast partly to generally cloudy across the state today with possibility of light rainfall/snowfall at a few places especially in the mountains. Dehradun is forecast to experience party clear sky with possibility of light rain/thunderstorm in some areas. The maximum and minimum temperatures in Dehradun are expected to be 17 degrees Celsius and seven degrees Celsius respectively.
On Monday, the maximum and minimum temperatures recorded at various places in the state were 17.8 degrees Celsius and 5.9 degrees Celsius respectively in Dehradun, 14.8 degrees Celsius and 6.2 degrees Celsius in Pantnagar, nine degrees Celsius and -0.3 degrees Celsius in Mukteshwar and 10 degrees Celsius and one degree Celsius respectively in New Tehri.
Tuesday, 21 January 2020|PNS|Dehradun
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