New Delhi, Feb 5: A medium danger avalanche warning has been issued in avalanche-prone areas of Himachal Pradesh for next 24-hours. The places include Chamba, Lahaul-Spiti, Mandi, Kangra, Sirmaur, Shimla & Kinnaur. As per Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) release, isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall/snowfall is most likely to occur over Jammu & Kashmir and isolated heavy rainfall/snowfall over Himachal Pradesh on 4th & 5th February. This weather condition is because of an active western disturbance and is likely to affect western Himalayan region till 6th February morning and plains of northwest India on 4th & 5th February 2017. Also Read - Dussehra 2020: How Will Ravan Effigy Burn This Year? Here are Guidelines from Uttarakhand Govt

The IMD release informed in its release that light to moderate rainfall/snowfall is most likely to occur over western Himalayan region till 4th morning. “There will be increase in intensity & spread thereafter with fairly widespread to widespread rain/snowfall activity over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on 4th & 5th February”, the release further stated. Also Read - Himachal Pradesh Tourism News: Kangana Ranaut Invites Visitors - List of 5 Best Places to Explore

As per reports, light to moderate scattered rain/thundershower is very likely to occur over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and isolated rainfall activity over north Rajasthan & West Uttar Pradesh on 4th & 5th February. Hailstorm warning was also being issued that mentioned that hailstorms at isolated pockets are very likely over Punjab and Haryana on 4th & 5th February.

Meanwhile, the Chandigarh-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) issued the warning on Saturday saying that medium danger warning is in place for avalanche prone slopes in Kupwara, Bandipora, Anantnag, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Budgam, Poonch, Doda, Kishtwar and Kargil  districts of Jammu and Kashmir would be valid for the next 24 hours starting at 5 pm. (ALSO READ: Heavy snowfall disrupts normal life in Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand)

As per Sky Met report, fresh spells of rain and snow enveloped the hilly states of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. The fresh spells were caused due to fresh Western Disturbance, which has started affecting the Western Himalayas. Snowfall will once again blanket all the famous tourist destinations like Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Kullu, Manali, Shimla, and Mussoorie. On January 4, a report by Sky Met weather informed that the ongoing spell is likely to continue for another 48 hours. These weather conditions have caused a significant dip over the region while the mercury is likely to plunge further during the next 24 hours.

Light to moderate rainfall/snowfall is most likely to occur over western Himalayan region till 4th morning. There will be increase in intensity & spread thereafter with fairly widespread to widespread rain/snowfall activity over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on 4th & 5th February