Cold waves on rise with snowfall on high reaches in the State


The cold waves increased in the State with snowfall on the high reaches further dipping the Mercury in the State. The Met office warned of heavy snowfall in some parts of high reaches in the next 24 hours. The snowfall also disrupted the vehicular traffic on Rohtang Pass as it had about 100cm snowfall. The high reaches of Dalhousie, Manimahesh and Bharmour also recorded snowfall, Kalpa in Kinnuar and Keylong recorded two cm fresh snowfall.


The high reaches of  Kullu experienced snowfall in the last 24 hours as Palchang, Marhi and Solang Nalah reported light snowfall. Tourist resort Manali recorded 7 mm rainfall and Saluni in Chamba 3 mm. Met office forecasts rain and thundershowers in many parts of foothills. It further said that heavy rain and snowfall may occur on Jan 7 at mid and high reaches and hills.


Kalpa in Kinnuar was coldest with minimum temperature of -3.8 degrees, Keylong -3 degrees, Tourist resort Manali and Sundernagar 3 degrees each, Bhuntar 3.4 degrees, Bilaspur, Shimla and Solan 4 degrees each. Mandi was low at 4.6 degrees, Chamba 5 degrees,  Palampur 6 degrees, Hamirpur 6.8 degrees, Una 7 degrees, Kangra 7.4 degrees, Nahan 8.4 degrees and Dharamshala  9 degrees respectively.


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ML Verma is a Senior journalist, with more than a decade of experience of active reporting for electronic media, news agencies and fast paced online media.

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