IMD warns of heavy rain or snowfall in parts of HP


Barring high reaches of Lahaul Spiti, Kangra and Kullu weather was mainly dry and pleasant in the State today however Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) warned of heavy rain or snowfall in high reaches in the next 24 hours with forecast of rain or snow in many places in the State. In foothills Una was recorded warmest day of this spring season with maximum temperature at 31 degree Celsius.


High reaches of Lahaul Spiti, Kangra and Kullu got light snowfall in the last 24 hours as Keylong got five centimeter fresh snowfall and Udaipur seven cm. High reaches of Lahaul Spiti including 13050 ft High Rohtang Pass, Lady of Keylong, Goshal hills and Seven sisters hills got mild to light snowfall  in the State. Tourist resort Shimla, Dalhousie, Manali, Dharmshala and rest places were mainly dry and partly cloudy today.  Mid and foot hills were recorded four to five degree above normal with pleasant weather conditions.


IMD forecast that rain, thundershowers or snowfall could occur at isolated parts of mid and high reaches owing to Western Disturbances which are slightly active in the State. It forecast rain or snowfall at many places in the mid and high reaches and rain or thundershowers in few places at foot hills.

The minimum temperature of Keylong was recorded at 0.3 degrees, Kalpa in Kinnaur 3 degrees and Manali 6 degrees, Dharamshala 10.8 degrees, Shimla, Sundernagar in Mandi, Bhuntar in Kullu, Bilaspur, Solan, Chamba and Mandi 11 degrees each. Nahan 12 degrees, Palampur 13 degrees, Una and Hamirpur 14 degrees each and Kangra 15 degrees respectively. The maximum temperature of  Kalpa was 16.4 degrees today, Dharamshala 17 degrees, Shimla 20 degrees, Nahan 23 degrees, Solan 25 degrees, Sundernagar, Bhuntar 26.5 degrees each and Una 31 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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