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Uttarakhand: Kedarnath and Badrinath receive snowfall, sharp dip in mercury

Winter has already arrived in North India; with that, weather in Uttarakhand is also experienced dip in Mercury. Kedarnath, one of the most revered places in India and part of the famous Char Dham Yatra, has also received a fresh spell of snowfall. 

Kedarnath Dham received light snowfall on Sunday afternoon. With that, it recorded the season’s second snowfall, bringing the minimum temperature to four degrees at the dham. The maximum temperature was, however, recorded at 16 degrees. 

Apart from Kedarnath, the hills of Tungnath, Madmaheshwar, and Kalishila also received moderate snowfall. Reportedly, snowfall intensified in the higher Himalayan regions of Munsiyari, including Panchachuli, and Nanda Devi. While Munsiyari recorded a minimum temperature of 5 degrees, maximum temperature hovered at 13 degrees. Also, the district has been experiencing cloudy mornings for some time. This has also taken the temperature down in Dharchula, Berinag, and Gangolihat. 

Badrinath Dham was covered with snow after heavy snowfall in the Chamoli region of Uttarakhand. Thick layers of snow on the roofs of houses could be seen, as water in taps and sewers also froze due to harsh winter. In Badrinath, a sharp drop in temperature had been recorded after the late summer weather changed all of a sudden. The pilgrims were taken aback on Sunday morning, when they saw thick layers of frost on roofs and bushes. 

Further, people had to face difficulties due to the freezing of water in the taps. As per the reports, small streams and rivulets around Badrinath Dham also froze due to cold. This led to pilgrims starting bonfires to get some relief from the cold. Apart from Kedarnath and Badrinath, Neelkanth, Nar Narayan mountains, and Hemkund Sahib also received heavy snowfall. 

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