Avalanche threat in Jammu and Kashmir

A warning was issued by the weather department regarding the avalanche which is expected in hilly areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and has requested the people in these places to remain alert for the next 48 hours.

The Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), part of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), issued an advisory.

According to the advisory, warnings are issued in the areas which are above 3,000 metres like Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipur, Kargil, Shopian, Anantnag, Kulgam, Rajauri, Doda and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir about the dangers since these are avalanche prone areas.


Moreover in Himachal Pradesh area, the warnings have been issued in the areas above 3,000 metres like Lahaul and Spiti, Kullu, Chamba and Kinnaur districts.

Similar notices have been issued for areas of Chamoli, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag and Pithoragarh districts in the state of Uttarakhand

The Pharkian and Haddan Taj areas of Jammu and Kashmir have got fresh snowfall of about 2 cm and 5 cm respectively whereas in areas like Banihal Top, Kanzalwan witnessed a rainfall in last 24 hours.

Bahang, Solang Nala and Dhundi  areas of In Himachal Pradesh, had also received rainfall of 1.2 mm, 4 mm, 2 mm, respectively according to the advisory


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