Himachal continues to shiver at sub-zero temperatures after snowfall, rains

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Shimla, December 13

Himachal Pradesh continued to record shivering temperatures on Friday after snowfall and rains across many places in the state, the meteorological department said.

The state may witness heavy rainfall and snowfall during the day as the MeT centre has already issued a yellow warning for Friday.

Yellow is the least dangerous of the weather warnings that indicates the possibility of severe weather over the next few days.

The tribal dominant districts of Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur along with tourist places of Kufri and Manali received snowfall for the second consecutive day, Shimla Meteorological Centre Director Manmohan Singh said.

Dalhousie and Kalpa also shivered at sub-zero temperatures following snowfall and rain, he said.

Tourist places Kufri in Shimla district and Manali in Kullu district received 30 cm and 12 cm snowfall, respectively, Singh said.

Kinnaur’s Kalpa and Lahaul-Spiti’s Keylong witnessed 23 cm and 12.5 cm snowfall respectively, he added.

Besides, most places in the state including Dharamshala (66.4 mm), Kangra (50.5 mm) and Chamba (48 mm) received rains.

The state capital Shimla received 12.8 mm rain while Nahan (19.2 mm), Una (23 mm), Mandi (12.1 mm) and Bilaspur (12 mm) also saw rainfall.

The minimum temperatures in Kufri, Manali, Dalhousie and Kalpa were minus 2.6, minus 1.6, minus 1.5, minus 1.2 degrees Celsius, respectively.

The minimum temperatures in Shimla, Dharamshala, Chamba, Mandi, Bilaspur, Hamirpur and Una were 1.9, 2.6, 4, 8, 10, 10.2 and 10.5 degrees Celsius respectively, Singh said. —PTI

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