Bringing cheer on the faces of farmers and tourists who are coming here in large number as most of tourists resorts experienced fresh snowfall in last 24 hours.
Breaking cold dry spell in the down stream, thunder showers lashed many parts of Himachal Pradesh. However, it was partly cloudy and mainly dry in the morning.
Last night tourists resorts like Narkanda, Kufri, Manali and Shimla experienced light to moderate spell of snowfall. There are reports of thundershowers from many parts of Shimla, Solan, Sirmaur, Bilaspur and Una.
Manali reported 15 centimeter fresh snowfall last night, Narkanda 10 cm, Kufri 7 cm and Shimla 3 centimeter.
Report of rain and snow were also coming from rest of the state. The fresh rains were considered good for growing crop of Rabi as it would cater the shortage of water for growing green foliage.
The intense cold wave is continue in the state as mercury was keeping at minus 10 to 15 degrees in tribal areas.
High reaches of Himachal are already covered by thick layer of snowfall as most of the tribal roads were snowbound. The fresh inclement weather is affecting communication, water and power supply in the state.
Due to logging of water pipe because of freezing of ice, water supply is badly disrupted in many tribal and other towns. Power supply remained erratic in Shimla town and it was off in its outskirts.
The Met. office forecast mainly dry weather in next 24 hours.