Chandigarh: An avalanche warning was issued on Saturday for higher areas of Jammu and Kashmir, advising people not to venture in to these areas over the next 48 hours.
An advisory was issued by Chandigarh-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), which comes under the Ministry of Defence.
‘Medium danger’ avalanche warning exists for avalanche prone areas above 3,000 metres in Kupwara, Baramula, Bandipur, Kargil and Gandarbal districts of Jammu and Kashmir, the advisory said. Pharkian, Z-Gali, Kanzalwan and Neelam areas of Jammu and Kashmir received fresh snowfall of 37 cm, 23 cm, 4 cm and 5 cm, respectively while Banihal Top and Gulmarg received rainfall of 17 mm and 36 mm during last 24 hours. In Himachal Pradesh, Dhundi, Bahang and Solang Nala witnessed rainfall of 8 mm, 1.8 mm, and 11 mm, respectively, it said.