IMD has issued a yellow weather warning for Himachal Pradesh

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News:Recently,the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain and snowfall in Himachal Pradesh.

Facts:

About Colour- Coded Weather Warning:

  • The IMD issues colour-coded warnings to alert the public ahead of severe or hazardous weather conditions that can cause disruption or damage.

Different Colour Codes:

  • Green(No warning): No advisory is issued in such cases.
  • Yellow(Be updated):It is issued to keep a watch on the weather situation as it may deteriorate.Yellow is the least dangerous of the weather warnings.
  • Amber(Be prepared):It implies there is an increased likelihood of extremely bad weather.IMD advises people to be alerted.The government agencies should be prepared to manage situations arising out of severe weather conditions.
  • Red(Take action):Red warning demands necessary actions to be taken by different agencies.

Additional information:

About India Meteorological Department (IMD)

  • India Meteorological Department (IMD) was established in 1875.It is an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India.
  • It is the principal agency responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting and seismology.