January continues to be “white” in the hills of north India as the month’s fifth spell of snow hit the region from Friday. Heavy to very heavy snowfall is expected across J&K and Himachal Pradesh on Monday and Tuesday, with Uttarakhand also in line to get wet weather.
After barely a day’s break, yet another spell of moderate snow is likely to lash the region from January 24 to 26, brightening the prospects of a snowy vacation for Republic Day holidayers headed to the hill stations of Uttarakhand, and, particularly Himachal Pradesh.
“We have issued a red alert in J&K from Saturday till Tuesday, and in Himachal Pradesh for Monday and Tuesday, as very heavy snow/ rain is expected in parts of the region. For Uttarakhand, a lower level alert has been issued for heavy snowfall on Monday and Tuesday,” said B P Yadav, head of IMD’s regional meteorological centre.