A "high danger" avalanche warning was issued on Friday for some areas of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
Chandigarh-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) issued the warning that would be valid for the next 24 hours starting at 5 pm on Friday.
A SASE advisory said here, "High danger avalanche warning exists for avalanche prone slopes in Kupwara, Rajouri, Ramban, Reasi, Doda and Bandipora districts of Jammu and Kashmir while medium danger warning has been issued for Anantnag, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Budgam, Poonch, Kishtwar, Udhampur and Kargil districts of the state.
"High danger avalanche warning exists for avalanche prone slopes of Kullu, Chamba and Lahul and Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh while medium danger warning has been issued for Sirmour, Shimla and Kinnaur districts of the state."
People have been advised not to venture in avalanche prone areas, it said.
Fresh snowfall occurred in Banihal (25 cm), Gulmarg (20 cm), Drass (2 cm), among other areas in Jammu and Kashmir, it added.