Fresh rain and snowfall increase shivering cold waves in HP



This spring season witnessed another rain or snowfall in the State increasing shivering cold waves with slight decline in the mercury. There are reports of one centimeter snowfall at Udaipur in Lahaul Spiti however it was snowing in the high reaches of Lahaul Spiti, Kullu, Shimla, Kinnuar and Kangra districts. Also there are reports of fresh snowfall on the high peaks of Lahaul Spiti as 13050 high Rohtnag Pass, Lady of Keylong, Seven Sisters’s hill, Goshal hill, Kunzum Pass, Bharalacha and Trilokinath recorded moderate spell of snowfall. Keylong recorded seven cm fresh snowfall mounted on the road and other parts of tribal district were also snowing.


Snowfall also reported in the Kinner and Shrikhand Kailesh ranges of Kinnaur, Manimesh of Chamba, Dhauladhar of Kangra and Churdhar of Sirmaur and Jalorijoot of Kullu. Tourists resort Kufri, Narkanda and Manali lashed with thundershowers. Fresh inclement weather plunged down the day temperature increasing the shivering coldwave in the State. Keylong in Lahaul Spiti was coldest with minimum temperature at minus 6.5 degrees, Kalpa in Kinnaur was at 1.4 degrees and Manali three degrees.


Solan was at 6.5 degrees, Bilaspur 7.4 degrees,  Shimla, Sundernagar in Mandi and Bhuntar in Kullu at eight degrees each, Hamirpur 10 degrees, Chamba 10.3 degrees, Mandi 10.5 degrees, Kangra and Dharamshala and  Una 10.6 degrees each, Nahan 18 degrees respectively. The Met office warned of hailstorm in some places in the foot and mid hills and forecast rain or snowfall in many part of mid and high reaches and rainfall in many places of foot hill during next 24 hours.

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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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