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Snow at higher hills, thundershowers bring down temp in HP

india Updated: May 22, 2011 21:28 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Rohtang Pass

Tourist destinations of the state including capital town Shimla are witnessing the heavy tourist inflow as the regular thundershowers are keeping temperatures in control.

The hill queen Shimla witnessed overnight showers while higher reaches of the state including Rohtang Pass experienced spell mild snowfall on Saturday.

Picturesque Dharmashala, Kufri, Narkanda, Chail and Kasuli were lashed by rainfall as Manali, Shimla and Dharmashala experienced 10milimeter (mm) 8 mm and 2.4 mm rains respectively. Meanwhile, highest rainfall of 64 mm was recorded at Mandi, Sundernagar and Bhuntar in Kullu 7.2 mm, Una 3 mm each, Kalpa in Kinnaur 8.3 mm and Solan experienced 5.8 mm respectively.

Fresh spell of snowfall and rains also brought down the temperatures in the state. Minimum temperatures have shown a decrease of two to three degrees Celsius.

Kalpa in Kinnaur was the coldest place of the state with minimum temperature dipping to 4.8 degrees which otherwise was touching 10 degrees C barrier.

Meanwhile minimum temperature in Shimla was recorded at 10.1 degree C, that was 3.2 degree C below normal, minimum temperature at Sundernagar was recorded at 16.8 degrees, Bhuntar 14.8 degrees, Kalpa 4.8 degrees, Dharamshala it was 18.7 degrees, Una was low at 20 degrees, Mandi 17 degrees, Nahan in Sirmour 19 degrees, Keylong in Lahual Spiti 8.3 degrees, Palampur in Kangra 14.7 degrees and minimum temperature at Solan 15.6 degrees C.

Meteorological Department Shimla, has forecast rain or thundershower at high and middle hill and isolated places in plain areas of state for next 24 hours.