Season’s first snowfall and rainfall in Uttarakhand:
After a long wait, the season’s first rainfall and snowfall in Uttarakhand brought a big smile on the faces of the people. All the farmers suffering from drought condition felt highly delighted after the shower of this rainfall. All the four shrines i.e Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri witnessed a good amount of snowfall. Along with this, all the other higher altitude places of Uttarakhand also witnessed heavy snowfall.
From Saturday evening (24th December,2016) snowfall started in Badrinath and lasted till Sunday (25th December,2016). On next day the whole Badrinath was covered with snow.
Nar Narayan and Neelkanth Parvat too witnessed snowfall but in lesser amount on Saturday but the intensity increased on Sunday. This is the first snowfall after the closing of portals of Kedarnath. The re-development work in Kedarnath was also stopped due to the Snowfall. This brought the temperature of Kedarnath to freezing -6 degree Celsius.
On Christmas eve the weather of kumaun region in Uttarakhand also changed. High altitude areas witnessed a good amount of snowfall, whereas in the low elevation areas rainfall and hailstorm occurred. Pithoragarh and the high mountainous areas of Munsayari also witnessed snowfall and rainfall.
Rush of tourist in Auli
Globally known for skiing, Auli witnessed heavy rush of tourists during Christmas. Tourists from all around the world and from different parts of India came to Auli for celebrating Christmas and New Year. All the hotels of Auli are already booked till 6th January. With the advent of first snowfall, the visitors got a great surprise of snow fall. Tourist felt themselves lucky to witness this amazing view of nature. The very famous kauri pass and Gorson bugyal also witness the snowfall. The snow fall during Christmas in Auli is not adequate for skiing yet. All the skiing lovers are waiting for heavy snow fall in Auli to start the skiing rendezvous.
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