Avalanche warning issued for four districts in Kashmir- The New Indian Express

Avalanche warning issued for 4 districts in Kashmir- The New Indian Specific

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SRINAGAR: Authorities in Kashmir issued an avalanche warning in 4 districts of the valley on Monday as the upper reaches of the union territory obtained reasonable to heavy snowfall, whereas the plains had been lashed by rains.

The avalanche warning has been issued in Kupwara, Bandipora and Baramulla districts of north Kashmir, and Ganderbal district in central Kashmir, officers stated.

Whereas a medium hazard avalanche warning has been issued for the upper reaches of Kupwara and Bandipora districts, a low hazard avalanche warning has been issued for the upper reaches of Ganderbal and Baramulla districts, they stated.

The warning was issued in view of snowfall which began on Saturday and continued until Monday morning, they added.

In keeping with the officers, that is the season’s first main snowfall within the well-known ski resort of Gulmarg in Baramulla and the vacationer resort of Sonamarg in Ganderbal.

Gulmarg obtained 19 cm of snow within the final 24 hours, whereas Pahalgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district obtained mild snowfall, the officers stated.

Gurez in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, Zojilla Cross on the Srinagar-Leh freeway, and Drass in Ladakh additionally obtained snowfall, they stated.

As a result of snowfall, the authorities closed the Srinagar-Leh highway, which connects Jammu and Kashmir with Ladakh, for visitors on Saturday, they added.

The officers stated a lot of the areas within the plains of the Kashmir valley obtained rains, bringing down the temperature.

The meteorological division stated whereas the climate improved considerably in each the UTs on Monday, mild rain or snow at scattered locations is probably going in the course of the subsequent 24 hours.

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