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Snowfall on the high reaches in Himachal: Met official

Posted on Nov 28, 07:22PM | UNI

The high reaches of Himachal Pradesh were experiencing snowfall, a met official said.

Sky was overcast and the state is likely to have more snowfall on the highreaches and rain in the downstream, the official said.

Western disturbances prevailing in the region were keeping entire western Himalayan mountain ranges overcast.

Most places in the state remained dry but cloudy weather increased the cold conditions in the state.

A report from Keylong said high reaches of Lahaul Spiti including Goshal hills, Lady of Keylong and seven sisters hills had many spells of snowfall in the day pushing down the mercury in the tribal town which recorded minus three degree C last night.

The gateway to Lahaul Spiti, 13050 ft high Rohtang Pass was opened for vehicular trafic today. Bus services resumed operation from Manali to Keylong but due to ice formation on the road it became slippery for vehicular traffic.

There are reports that Chirdhar ranges of Sirmour, Shrikhand and Kinnuar Kailesh of Kinnuar, Dhauladhar of Kangra and Manimahesh and high ranges of Pangi and Bharmour were experiencing snowfall since this afternoon.

State was likely to have more snow in next 24 hours as Met department forecast snowfall on the high reaches and rain or thundershowers in the lowlying areas.

Overcast weather increased the cold conditions in the state during the day hours too.

Shimla ecorded minimum at six degrees C, Sundernagar 3 degree, Bhuntar 1.8 degrees, Kalpa 0.1 degrees, Dharamshala 8.4 degrees, Una 5 degrees, Mandi 3.9 degrees, Nahan 7.7 degrees, Solan 1.4 degrees and tourist resort Manali 1.6 degrees.

Maximum temperature of Kalpa was 12.5 degrees, Shimla and Bhuntar 16 degree each, Nahan 20.6 degrees, Sundernagar and Solan 21 degrees each, Dharamshala 24 degree and Una 25 degrees.