Heavy Rains To Lash Himachal Landslides Also Likely, May Hamper Amarnath Yatra

SHIMLA: Southwest Monsoon has been giving heavy to very heavy rains over parts the state of Himachal Pradesh has been observing isolated heavy spells for the last many days. These intense spells of rain have thrown normal life out of gear with landslides and mudslides taking a form quite frequently now.

Although the rain intensity would be comparatively lesser over Himachal Pradesh, the chances of a few heavy spells cannot be ruled out. There is a possibility of cloudbursts and flash floods as well. And mudslides and landslides are also likely, thus tourists are advised to take utmost precaution while traveling to the hills of North India.

The heavy rains may also hamper the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.

Further, these activities are expected to continue until the next three to four days. Thereafter, rains may taper over the region, however, on and off rainfall activities would continue.

The Monsoon period is considered as the most dangerous one for the hilly region as the chances of causalities and accidents double. The period observes debris and rocks falling, leading to road blockages quite frequently.