Inclement weather disrupt normal life in HP, upper reaches experienced snow


Inclement weather disrupted normal life in most parts of the state as power and water supply was affected by the thunderstorm, turning many parts into darkness last night.

Report arriving from Keylong said that it was mainly cloudy today as snowfall occurred on all the major peaks in the district but vehicular traffic is continue on the Rohtang Pass.

Dhauladhar ranges of Kangra, Sachpass, Dhantrehru and Malwargali in Chamba district reported moderate to heavy snowfall as most of the peaks were getting frequent spell of snowfall since last 24 hours.

Shimla and nearby areas were also lashed with rain and thunderstorm last night.

Dharamshala got highest rainfall which was 32 mm followed by Saluni in Chamba district 21.4 mm, Kangra airport 19 mm, Dalhousie 18 mm, Solan 15.4 mm, Chamba town 14 mm, Shimla 10 mm, Seobagh in Kullu 8 mm, Bhuntar and Sundernagar in Mandi district 7 mm each and Kalpa 4 mm .

The Minimum temperature of Manali was 9 degrees Celsius, Shimla 10 degrees and Dharamshala 15 degrees.

The unseasonal rain was considered harmful for most of the crops, specially harvesting wheat crops in the middle hills.

The Met office said that inclement weather is likely to remain unchanged today but rain and snow can be experienced in few places in next 24 hours.

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