Published On: Mon, May 30th, 2016

MeT department sounds heavy rainfall alert in Uttarakhand

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The MeT office predicted heavy rains in the hill districts of Champavat, Almora, Nainital, Tehri and Pauri of Uttaarakhand. Heavy showers may also lash Dehradun and adjoining areas, it said.

Thunder squall and hail are also likely at a few places while places located above 3,500 metres may receive light snowfall, MeT Director Vikram Singh said.

The weatherman advised people particularly Chardham yatris to maintain caution and not venture out during thunderstorm activity.

A series of cloudbursts in Tehri and Uttarkashi districts since Saturday have claimed six lives, besides damaging a large number of houses.

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