Uttarakhand: IMD predicts very heavy rainfall, Badrinath Yatra halted

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Uttarakhand (Chamoli) [India], October 18 (ANI): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a red alert for Uttarakhand with heavy to very heavy rain forecast in the state.

Uttarakhand (Chamoli) [India], October 18 (ANI): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a red alert for Uttarakhand with heavy to very heavy rain forecast in the state.
IMD in its daily weather bulletin issued on Monday morning said, “Extremely heavy to very heavy rain with very heavy falls very likely at isolated places over Uttarakhand and West Uttar Pradesh.”
As a precaution, the district police has stopped the Badrinath Yatra and the pilgrims going to Badrinath have been stopped at safer places.
The IMD also informed that the mercury has dropped in the district, especially in Pipalkoti, Ghat, Pokhari areas including district headquarters Gopeshwar. Snowfall has also occurred in the higher reaches.
IMD said in a tweet yesterday that as a result of interaction with low-level easterly winds, Uttarakhand and other states will experience thunderstorm and heavy rainfall activity.
“Thunderstorm and heavy rainfall activity over Uttarakhand, West UP and Haryana on 17th and 18th as a result of WD interaction with low-level easterly winds. Cloudy from Low-Pressure Area over Telangana towards West UP and South-East Haryana today Starting at noon,” it said. (ANI)

First published:October 18, 2021, 8:34 am

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