The Indian Meteorological Department after the flash floods in Rishi Ganga and Dhauliganga in Uttarakhand had informed that dry weather is likely to prevail on 7 and 8 of February on the state. The decision came following a burst of glaciers in Joshimath on Sunday morning. The authorities also stated that light rainfall or snowfall might be there over the northern part of the state owing to the influence of weather disturbance. They said the rainfall might occur during the evening of the prevailing existing dry weather i.e. February 9 and 10. 

IMD further noted that on predicting dry weather days in the district there is no rainfall/ snowfall in the Chamoli area. It added that Uttarakhand’s Tapovan, Joshimath area’s temperature for today dropped to minus one degree Celcius and had a recorded maximum temperature to nine degrees Celcius.

Today, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) stated that nine bodies were recovered from Tapovan’s site of NTPC following a glacier burst in the district of Chamoli. A spokesperson of ITBP said that nearly 100-150 workers were present at the site, out of which 9 bodies were recovered. SS Deswal, Director General, the ITBP said that all the workers present there were working in collaboration with local administration. 

The spokesperson added that two teams have been allocated to analyze the situation. One is spotting to access the incident while the other is allocated to raise awareness and evacuate people near the Joshimath area, further stating that the situation is under control. 

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