Fresh snowfall brings down temperature in Himachal Pradesh
Shimla, Jan 6 (PTI) Cold wave conditions intensified in Himachal Pradesh as the state’s higher reaches received snowfall from 5.30 pm on Saturday to 8.30 am on Sunday, the meteorological department said.
Manali in Kullu district received 9 cm snowfall, whereas tribal districts Lahaul-Spiti’s administrative centre Keylong and Kinnaur’s Kalpa received 13 cm snowfall each during the period, MeT Centre Director Manmohan Singh said.
Narkanda, Kufri and Shimla also received light snowfall. The skies in Shimla have been overcast since Friday evening, he said.
The snowfall caused the mercury to dip, with Keylong, Kalpa, Kufri, Dalhousie and Manali reeling under sub-zero temperatures.
The minimum temperature in Kufri was minus 3 degrees Celsius, it was minus 1.6 degrees Celsius in Dalhousie and minus 1.2 degrees Celsius in Manali during the period, Singh said.