Rain and snowfall brings more cold waves in Himachal Pradesh


Many parts of this hill state were lashed with light to a moderate spell of rain and high reaches experienced another spell of snowfall pushing down the Mercury in the State during the last 24 hours as it was overcast today.

Rainfall occurred at most places in the State during the last 24 hours and a fresh spell of snowfall recorded which was continued till this morning. Keylong, headquarter of Lahaul Spiti distirct got about 6 cm snowfall and Kalpa of Kinnaur 5 centimetre. Kharpather in Shimla experienced light snowfall.

High reaches including 13050 ft high Rohtang Pass, Lady of Keylong, Seven Sister’s hill, Kunzum Pass, Barlacha of Lahaul Spiti district, Kinner and Shrikhand Kailesh ranges of Kinnuar, Chudhar of Sirmaur and Shimla, Dhauladhar Ranges of Kangra and Manimesh, Pangi and Bhamour of Chamba district were experienced moderate to heavy spell of snowfall.

Snow Avalanche Study Establishment Manali cautioned the people living along snow line in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttrakhand to stay in their homes as avalanche could trigger with heavy snowfall on the high reaches.

The abode of Tibetan Spiritual leader Dalai Lama, Dharamshala recorded highest 53 mm rainfall till 0830 hours today and Gaggal airport 20.7 mm, Kothi in Kullu 16.2mm, tourist resort Manali 11 mm, Dharampur 8.5 mm, Bhuntar 7.8 mm and Jubbal 8 mm respectively.

The minimum temperature of Shimla was 5.8 degrees, 4 degrees down from the normal, Keylong -4.7 degrees, Kalpa 0.6 degrees, Manali 3 degrees, Bhuntar 7 degrees, Dharamshala 8 degrees, Solan 10.2 degrees, Sundernagar 10.6 degrees, Nahan 12.2 degrees and Una 14 degrees.

Met office forecasts mainly dry weather in the state during next 24 hrs.

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