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Lakes freeze in HP, temperature plummets

Most of the lakes in high altitude areas of Himachal Pradesh were frozen as temperature in some districts of the state dipped below minus two degrees Celsius early on Monday, affecting normal life.

india Updated: Nov 16, 2009 11:07 IST

Most of the lakes in high altitude areas of Himachal Pradesh were frozen as temperature in some districts of the state dipped below minus two degrees Celsius early on Monday, affecting normal life.

The high-altitude areas of Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur, Chamba and Kullu districts have been experiencing moderate to heavy snow, meteorological office director Manmohan Singh said on Monday.

"Chandertal, Surajtal and Manimahesh have frozen to huge ice bodies after the temperature plummeted sharply," he told IANS.

While the oval-shaped Manimahesh lake is located in Chamba district, Chandertal or Moon Lake and Surajtal or Sun Lake are in Lahaul and Spiti district.

According to Singh, the night temperature across Lahaul and Spiti district these days is below minus two degrees Celsius.

Normal life was affected at Keylong town in the Lahaul valley as it remained cut off from the rest of the state on the seventh day due to heavy snow on mountain passes like Rohtang and Kunzum.

Shimla and its surrounding areas had a drizzle Sunday night, leading to a sharp dip in temperature.