IMD says no adverse weather events are likely in affected areas on February 7th and 8th


ITBP workers are digging to open the fully blocked Tapovan tunnel after a glacier broke off in Joshimath, Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, causing massive flooding in the Dhauli Ganga River on Sunday. (PTI)

According to IMD, Chamoli, Tapovan and Joshimath are likely to experience dry weather in the next two days. In the northern parts of the Chamoli, however, light rainfall / snowfall can be expected from February 9th to 10th, according to the report.

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  • Last updated: February 07, 2021, 5:23 pm IS

The MeT department said Sunday that no adverse weather events are expected over Chamoli, Tapovan and Joshimath in Uttarakhand on February 7th and 8th, bringing relief to the area hit by a major glacial eruption.

India’s Meteorological Authority (IMD) additional director general Anand Sharma said Chamoli, Tapovan and Joshimath are likely to experience dry weather during the two days.

“No snowfall / rain is expected on February 7th and 8th,” said the IMD in its special weather recommendation for the state. However, light rain / snowfall is expected in the northern parts of Chamoli district from February 9-10, the expert opinion added.

Over 150 workers working on an energy project in Tapovan-Reni are feared dead, a spokesman for the Indo-Tibetan border police said after part of the Nanda Devi Glacier broke off in Joshimath in Chamoli on Sunday.

The glacier eruption caused massive flooding of the Dhauli Ganga River and caused great devastation in the upper reaches of the ecologically fragile Himalayas. Officials said three bodies have been recovered so far and a massive rescue and rescue operation is underway.