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Dry climate likely in Doon today

Dry climate is likely to prevail in Doon on Tuesday while things might change from Wednesday with the Met department having forecast another rainy spell. The climate would be the same in most parts of Uttarakhand on Tuesday as the sky would remain mainly clear to partly cloudy. However, it might rain and snow at isolated places across the state, as per the forecast issued by the    regional meteorological department. Notably, the State Meteorological Centre had  issued a red alert for heavy to very heavy rain and snowfall especially in the places with height of  2000 meter and above on February 7. The same weather is likely  to prevail in Kumaon and Garhwal regions on the day, the Met officers  had said. The state Met centre had also given a yellow alert of heavy snowfall which is likely to occur at isolated places in  the higher reaches located at 3000 meter and above like Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Bageshwar and Pithoragarh districts on February 6. The department had issued advisory to the state government, asking the latter to take measures to ensure safety of the commuters.

SEOC issues heavy rain, snow  advisory to DMs

Following the weather forecast issued by the meteorological centre stating the likelihood of very heavy snowfall/rain in some mountainous regions of the State on February 7, the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) has issued an advisory to all the district magistrates. The advisory mentions the basic precautions that the general public should observe on the said day for safety. According to the SEOC, the people should remain informed about the snowfall/avalanche incidents in their nearby areas during the day and night. In case of snowfall or avalanche, people should restrict their movements and travel only under very necessary circumstances. During snowfall, the people should not let too much snow accumulate on the roofs of their homes or temporary shelters but clear the snow frequently. While travelling in snowy areas, one should remain alert to the risk of slipping. Further, the advisory states that in case of people residing areas that register heavy snowfall, they should shift to lower altitude for a couple of days. Extreme caution should be observed in areas where avalanches have taken place in the past. The district magistrates have been asked to disseminate this advisory in the mountainous regions forecast to experience heavy snowfall later this week. Tuesday, 05 February 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

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