Shimla: Weather in Himachal Pradesh took another unpredictable turn a day after the state experience the highest temperature ever recorded as many parts of the region were lashed with rain while some places in the higher reaches even experienced mild snowfall.
Met office in-charge Manmohan Singh told HimVani that fresh change in the weather pattern was caused by Western Disturbances over north Himalayan region. Keylong, the district headquarters of Lahaual & Spiti recorded 5 cm fresh snowfall, whereas high mountains ranges like the 13,050 ft high Rohtang Pass, 14,000 ft high Kunzum Pass, 14,050 ft high Baralacha Pass and Langlacha Passes experienced 10-12 cm of fresh snowfall, hitting snow clearing work on the Keylong-Leh road and disrupting light vehicular traffic on the Keylong-Kaza road.
District information officer, Lahaul Spiti, Shair Singh, told HimVani that 2 cm snow can still be seen in the tribal Keylong town. He confirmed the Keylong-Kaza road has become unfit for traffic due to snowfall and landslides.
The met office recorded highest rainfall at Udaipur (44mm), followed Jhungi in Kullu (19 mm), Kotkhai in Shimla & Saloni in Chamba (14mm each) and Kalpa in Kinnuar 10 mm.
In Mandi district Jogindernagar had 8mm rainfall, Pandoh & Seobagh in Kullu 7mm each, Sangla 6 mm, Shimla, Gohar in Mandi 4 each mm, Mandi town 3.2 mm, Sundernagar of Mandi district, Banjar and Bhuntar in Kullu, Jubbal & Kumarsen in Shimla and Dharamshala & Palampur of Kangra 2 mm each.
The minimum temperature in Keylong and Kalpa was recorded one degree below normal at 3.6 degree Celsius and 6.5 degrees respectively.