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Marginal drop in mercury after snowfall in tribal belt

punjab Updated: Mar 19, 2014 21:41 IST
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The tribal belt in Himachal Pradesh experienced another spell of moderate snowfall while rains lashed the lower areas, leading to marginal fall in mercury.

Kalpa and Keylong had 3 cm of snowfall while Morang and Manali had 10 cm and 5 cm of snowfall respectively.

Gohar received 22mm of rains followed by Jubbal 16 mm, Saluni 10 mm and Bijahi 9 mm. Minimum temperature dipped to minus 7.6 degrees at Keylong while Kalpa and Manali recorded a low of minus 1.6 degrees and minus 0.8 degrees, followed by Bhuntar 5.1 degrees, Shimla and Solan 6.0 degrees, Sundernagar 7.0 degrees, Palampur 7.8 degrees and Dharamsala 8.6 degrees.

Maximum day temperatures also dropped by two to three degrees and Una was hottest in the region with a high of 28.2 degrees while Sundernagar recorded maximum temperature of 24.9 degrees, followed by Shimla 17.4 degrees and Manali 16.0 degrees, one to two degrees below normal.

The local MeT office has predicted dry weather over the next two days with rains and snow at isolated places from March 22 to March 24 next.