High reaches of Himachal experiences snowfall; extreme cold wave continues in the state


The high reaches of Himachal Pradesh were experiencing snowfall as report is coming here from Kinnaur, Chamba, Kullu and Lahaul & Spiti district of fresh snowfall, moreover, state was under grip of extreme shivering cold wave.

In Kinnaur district Mooranghad recorded highest 15 centimeter snowfall followed by Bharmaur in Chamba which recorded 5 centimeter snowfall. Manali, Kalpa in Kinnaur district reported 4 and 1 centimeter snowfall respectively in last 24 hours. Keylong, headquarters of Lahaul & Spiti district got 1 cm snowfall.

High reaches of Kinnaur, Lahaul & Spiti, Kullu, Chamba and Shimla district were experiencing light to moderate spell of snowfall as it was cloudy today. Sunni in Shimla district got 7 mm rainfall while it was mainly dry today.

Minimum temperature in this capital town dip to freezing point last night again in this season keeping extreme shivering coldwave in the town. Keylong was coldest in the state with minus 8 degrees Celsius followed by Kalpa at minus 5 degrees, tourist resort Dalhousie and Manali minus 2 degrees each, respectively.

Minimum temperature of Chamba and Solan was 2 degrees each, Bhuntar in Kullu district, Nahan in Sirmaur district and Palampur was 3 degrees each, Una 4 degrees, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra and Sundernagar in Mandi district was 5 degrees each and Bilaspur 7 degrees respectively.

Maximum temperature of Kalpa was at 1 degrees today Shimla 10 degrees, Bhuntar, Dharamshala and Solan 14 degrees each, Nahan 16 degres, Sundernagar 17.4 degrees and Una 20 degrees respectively.

The Met office forecast mainly dry weather in next 24 hours but it also predicted another spell of rain or snowfall after February 13 onwards in the state.

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