A day after the season’s first snowfall in the popular tourist destination of Manali in Himachal Pradesh, the minimum temperature in the town plunged to a -1.6°C on Saturday.
The temperature remained below the freezing point at many places in the state, an official of the meteorological office in Shimla said, adding the weather would remain largely dry.
Keylong, headquarters of Lahaul-Spiti district, saw a minimum temperature of -1.1°C. There was 10 cm snow.
Kalpa in Kinnaur district, that witnessed 11 cm snow, recorded a low of -2.6°C, while the temperature was 6.8 degrees in Dharamshala.
The state capital, where minimum temperature was 3°C, recorded 35.4 mm rain, while Manali saw 6 cm snow and 39 mm rain.
Kufri and Narkanda recorded mild spells of snowfall on Friday. But it disappeared within a few hours.
As news of the snowfall flashed across the plains, tourists started arriving in the hills to witness snow.