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Fresh snowfall in HP

punjab Updated: Jan 23, 2014 18:53 IST
HT Correspondent

Higher altitude areas here experienced fresh snowfall, while middle and lower altitude received moderate rain.

Rohtang Pass has received one-feet of snow; while Kalpa of Kinnaur district received 9cm. Bharmour remained coldest at minimum temperature of -7°C and received nearly 10cm snow.

Narkanda, a tourist place 65 kilometre from here received 3cm of snow, and Dalhousie of Chamba district witnessed nearly 2cm.

Sky remained overcast for the entire day and the received 4 millimetre of rain.

Highest rainfall was recorded in Una- 30 millimeter, followed by Kangra-19 millimeter and Dharmshala-12 millimetre. Nurpur of Kangra district received 6 millimetre rainfall, while Kheri and Salooni recorded 4 millimetre and 3 millimetre respectively.

The minimum temperature in the state

Manali and Solan recorded 3.5°C each, Shimla and Sundernagar 4°C, Bhuntar and Bilaspur 5°C each, Dharamshala and Hamirpur 6°C each, Nahan 7°C, Chamba and Palampur 8°C each and Kangra 9°C.
Shimla meteorological centre director Manmohan Singh said that there were strong chances of snowfall on Wednesday.

“There may be light to heavy snowfall in higher reaches of Chamba and Kangra region,” added he.

Despite mild snowfall at Narkanda traffic was smooth on national highway 22.

However, traffic was disrupted by snowfall in Kharapathar of Jubbal and Kotkhai area.

Jagdish Mehta, an apple grower from Nankhari of Shimla said, “Middle belts of the state have not received adequate snowfall and rain, which is required for apple orchards.”