Avalanche warning issued for Leh, Ladhak; Parts of North India in grip of Coldwave

Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has issued an Avalanche warning to Leh in Ladakh region. Along with several other districts, the establishment in a communication to the Leh District Administration issued a warning of low-level avalanche between 7th  and 8 th of January.  

AIR Correspondent reports that the avalanche meant for Leh in Ladakh is important as it has two passes namely Chang La and Khardung La with world’s highest motorable roads through them with several avalanche-prone zones.

The also meant for the soldiers in the world’s highest battle filed Siachen, in the region. Responding to the warning, Leh District Administration directed all the concerned agencies and departments to be in state of readiness with men and machinery to meet any eventuality.

The District Administration also advised the general public to avoid venturing avalanche prone areas during the period.

Meanwhile, several parts of the national capital witnessed light rain last night leading to fall in temperature.

The weatherman has predicted light rain and thunderstorm in Delhi today as well.

The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 17 degrees Celsius while minimum at 12 degrees Celsius.  

Yesterday, the city’s maximum temperature was recorded at 19 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature was 11.6 degrees Celsius.

In Himachal Pradesh, the mid and higher reaches and tribal regions of the state continued to reel under intense cold as the region received moderate to heavy snowfall for the third day today.

Most of the higher reaches of the state including Shimla, Manali, Kufri and Dalhousie are experiencing fresh snowfall since last night.

In Uttar Pradesh, rain accompanied with thunderstorms at some places has intensified cold wave in the entire state.

Cloudy conditions are likely to prevail today also in state.

The Hindu

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