IMD Issues Fresh Avalanche Alert As Most Places In Kashmir Witness Heavy Snowfall

Reports from hill stations of Gulmarg, Pahalgam, and Sonamarg said heavy snowfall has already started there while moderate snowfall has started in Srinagar city.

Published: January 7, 2022 10:03 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Manmath Nayak

IMD Issues Fresh Avalanche Alert As Most Places In Kashmir Witness Heavy Snowfall
The snowfall, which began late in the afternoon in Kahmir, forced cancellation of several flights to Srinagar airport.

Srinagar: The IMD on Friday night issued fresh avalanche alert as most of the places in Kashmir earlier in the day witnessed moderate to heavy snowfall. An official of the MET department told news agency PTI that moderate snowfall was reported from most areas in south and central Kashmir. “The intensity of the snowfall is going to be heavy tonight and tomorrow. The weather is likely to improve from Sunday,” the official added.

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He further stated that the snowfall, which began late in the afternoon, forced cancellation of several flights to Srinagar airport. Of the 37 scheduled flights, 23 had operated till the snowfall began.

Moreover, the authorities have issued an avalanche alert for snowbound hilly areas of Kashmir. “People living in the mountain districts of the valley and in Chenab region have been advised not to venture out unnecessarily,” the official added.

“Forecast: Expect further increase in rain/snow intensity as the day progresses with main intensity of heavy to very heavy rain/Snow during 7th (night) and 8th. Gradual improvement from 9th morning onwards in J&K,” the IMD said.

Reports from hill stations of Gulmarg, Pahalgam, and Sonamarg said heavy snowfall has already started there while moderate snowfall has started in Srinagar city.

(With inputs from PTI, IANS)

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Published Date: January 7, 2022 10:03 PM IST