Joshimath sinking: Amid evacuation, fresh snowfall in Auli adds to woes | India News


DEHRADUN: Residents of Joshimath, reeling under the trauma of loss of their homes and livelihoods, are now faced with another problem. Amid evacuations and demolitions, the residents had to endure a sudden drop in temperature following a fresh spell of snowfall in Auli, around 10km from the town, on Friday.

Moreover, Joshimath, which is facing land-subsidence, was lashed by 1.2 mm rainfall on Friday, as per the regional meteorological centre. With light showers in Joshimath and fresh snowfall in Auli, there was a drop in the temperature by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius in Chamoli and surrounding areas on Friday morning, as per the met office.

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Besides Auli, Mukteshwar, Nainital, Chakrata and high-altitude areas in Uttarkashi district, too, received light snowfall.

Auli receives heavy snowfall, city covered in thick blanket of snow

Auli receives heavy snowfall, city covered in thick blanket of snow

Mercury in Joshimath and surrounding areas in Chamoli will witness a drop, especially the minimum temperatures. In morning and night hours, the temperature is likely to settle at 2.3°C, while it will hover around 10 to 11°C in the daytime,” said Bikram Singh, director, regional met centre. He said dry weather will prevail in Uttarakhand for next few days, after which rain and snow will follow.

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