Saturday, 21 December 2013

Light snowfall on Rohtang, more to come from Saturday

Himachal Vacation Travel News
SHIMLA: Both minimum and maximum temperatures across the state dipped by 1 to 2 degrees as high hills of Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti received light snowfall. More snow is forecast from Saturday by local meteorological department.
Vehicles pass through snow on Rohtang pass, 51km north of Manali
 Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti district was the coldest in the state at -7.1 degrees Celsius where maximum temperature in last 24 hours was only 6.7 degrees Celsius. Kalpa in Kinnuar recorded minimum temperature of -5 degrees Celsius, followed by Manali (-2.6), Dalhousie at (1.2), Shimla (2.1) and Dharamshala (6.6). Night temperature in areas above 12,000 feet has plunged below -15 degrees Celsius.
According to Shimla meteorological office, a fresh wave of western disturbance will be active in the state from Saturday which will bring snowfall on high hills and rain in mid and low hills. “Day and night temperatures in Himachal have decreased by 1 to 2 degrees Celsius in last 24 hours,” met director Manmohan Singh said.
Manali had a coldest night of the season at -2.6 degrees Celsius where maximum day temperature was recorded at 11 degrees Celsius. The fresh overnight snowfall on Rohtang pass has thrilled the tourists who thronged here Friday morning.

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