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Alert issued in Uttarakhand for 24 hours; heavy rainfall, snowfall, landslides expected: See IMD forecast

IMD Update: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand, with the possibility of blocked roads and power disruptions.

IMD Update: According to the IMD warning heavy rainfall or snowfall may result in blocked roads roads and highways in the hills and disruption of power supply (AP)Premium
IMD Update: According to the IMD warning heavy rainfall or snowfall may result in blocked roads roads and highways in the hills and disruption of power supply (AP)

The Indian Metrological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand, as the menace of dense fog returned to North India causing flight diversion and delays, train delay among other disruptions. The weather agency issued the yellow alert in Uttarakhand for a 24-hour period starting Wednesday evening.

According to the IMD warning heavy rainfall or snowfall may result in blocked roads roads and highways in the hills and disruption of power supply

Rock falls and landslides are also expected during the period, it said and asked the people to be cautious.

The current meteorological analysis and numerical weather prediction models indicate an active Western Disturbance as an upper air system in mid and upper tropospheric levels with induced cyclonic circulation in lower tropospheric levels is likely to affect Uttarakhand from January 31 to February 1, the IMD said.

As a result, rain, snowfall and thunderstorms are very likely to occur over the hill state during the period, it said.

Heavy to very heavy snowfall is predicted at a few places located at a height of 3,000 meters or above while heavy rain and snowfall is likely to occur at isolated places in the hills of Uttarakhand during 24 hours starting Wednesday evening.

The snowfall may result in blocking of roads and highways especially in the places situated at a height of around 2,500 metres, the IMD said, adding ice and snow deposits may also make the roads slippery.

Rock falls and landslides may also occur, it added.

Thunderstorm accompanied with hail or lightning may also lash isolated places in Uttarakhand during the period, the IMD said asking the people to be cautious.

Electricity supply is likely to be disrupted and cold day conditions are likely to prevail at a few places in the hills during the period.

The people have been advised to make alternate arrangements for power backup to sustain the power failure and cold conditions. They are also advised to have sufficient stock of food and medicines.

Those travelling in hills are advised to move with caution in the slippery zones and wait for road clearance in snow bound areas.

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Published: 31 Jan 2024, 02:56 PM IST
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