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Snowfall, rain intensify chill

13 Dec 2017 | 12:42 AM

DEHRADUN: Snowfall in the higher reaches of the hill districts of Uttarakhand and rains in most places brought the temperatures down across the state today intensifying cold.

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Dehradun, Decemver 12

Snowfall in the higher reaches of the hill districts of Uttarakhand and rains in most places brought the temperatures down across the state today intensifying cold.

Vikram Singh, Director, Met Office, said widespread rains have been reported from most places in the last 24 hours while 1-2 feet of snow was received in areas located above 3,000 feet in Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi districts.

The four Himalayan shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri located in these districts are snow-laden. The maximum temperature has plummeted by 4-6°C at most places due to light to moderate rains adding to the chill, he said.

The maximum temperature in Dehradun yesterday was 26°C which hovered around 20°C, he said.

Overcast conditions still prevail and intermittent rains are continuing, he said.

Similar weather will persist in the state till tomorrow, he said, adding that the clouds may lift by Thursday morning.

However, minimum temperature will drop as the weather clears up, Vikram Singh said. — PTI

Snowfall, rain intensify chillKedarnath temple after heavy snowfall in Rudraprayag district on Tuesday. PTI

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