Even as parts of Himachal received snowfall several times in the past one month, the town recorded 7cm of snow as against average 40 cm in January.
This time, Shimla experienced first snowfall of the season on December 14. According to the meteorological centre records, the average snow 38 cm of snow was recorded in Shimla in December, 2014 and 25 cm in January, 2013.
The records show that the state experienced over 220 cm of snow in 1990, which was exceptionally high.
However, from 2007 to 2010, less snow has been recorded in the town. In 2007, 6cm was recorded in January, while in 2008 1cm, 8.8cm in 2009, 1.8cm in 2010 and 8.5cm in January 2011.
Shimla meteorological centre director Manmohan Singh said, "Though overall snow recorded in Keylong and Kalpa was comparatively low, but it was better than Shimla. We are, however, hopeful that the state will experience more snowfall from February 8."
According to the records, 25 cm of snow was recorded in Keylong in December, while 21cm in January as against average 66 cm. In Kalpa, 90 cm of snow was recorded in January and 78 cm in December, below than average 93 cm.
Meanwhile, the state capital was recorded minimum at 4.2° Celsius, Manali -3.4° Celsius, Kalpa -9.4° Celsius and Keylong was coldest at -15.1° Celsius. Dalhousie was recorded minimum at 5.1° Celsius. The Met department has predicted dry weather for few days.