Friday, 14 June 2013

Tourists enjoy snowfall, temperature plunges after rain in Himachal

Himachal Vacation Travel News
SHIMLA/MANALI: Residents in Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti, Manali, upper Shimla and Dalhousie are forced to wear the woollens in mid June as both minimum and maximum temperature in Himachal have plunged by 5 to 10 degrees Celsius in five days following rain in mid and low hills and snowfall in high hills.
Fresh snowfall on Rohtang pass near Manali
If you are tired of maintaining artificial cold temperature in room by ceiling fan and air conditioner, visit Rohtang pass for fresh snowfall amid freezing temperature. Rohtang, including other high hills of the state, are experiencing intermittent snowfall since Wednesday. Thousands of tourists are thronging here every day with hope to see snowfall. And some lucky ones are getting to see the showers of white cotton. Snow accumulation on Rohtang is ranging from 1 foot to 10 feet which is expected to last till mid July.
“We had just reached Rohtang pass and snowfall started to cover our wind shield. We asked driver to stop the car and then enjoyed the snowfall for at least 10 minutes. Watching snowfall in June month was like a dream for my family,” a tourist from Delhi, Rajeev Manchanda, said. The average temperature on Rohtang pass is below 5 degrees Celsius.
According to Shimla Meteorological office, minimum temperature in Himachal was decreased by 1 to 2 degrees and maximum temperature decreased by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius in last 24 hours. “The entire state will get heavy rain and thundershowers on June 25. Even more rain is in store for the state till next seven days.”
At 11.6 degrees Celsius, Keylong was the coldest inhabited place in Himachal. The cold winds in Shimla (13.6), Kalpa (12.4) and Manali (14) have forced residents to switch off their ceiling fans and bring out the sweaters from the closets. Una, close to Punjab, was hottest in state at 34.8 degrees Celsius. Maximum temperature of Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, Solan, Sundernagar and Nahan was recorded at 23.4, 18.8, 27.6, 28.5, 32.3 and 30.4 degrees Celsius respectively.


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