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Sunny but snow blankets Shimla, Manali

Posted on Feb 24, 04:33PM | IANS

Shimla, Feb 24 : It was a bright sunny day Sunday in Himachal Pradesh with overnight snow turning Shimla and Manali more picturesque.

"It was bright and sunny after three days of widespread snow and rain," an official of the Met Office told IANS.

The minimum temperature was 2.2 degrees in Shimla, which saw 17.8 mm of rain.

Shimla's nearby destinations like Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda experienced moderate snowfall in the past 24 hours.

Snow could be seen in certain areas of Shimla like the Mall Road, the Ridge, the US Club and Jakhu hills.

Keylong, district headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti, was the coldest in the state at a minimum of minus 6.9 degrees Celsius.

Kalpa in Kinnaur district saw a low of minus 5 degrees, while the minimum temperature was minus one degree in Manali and 6.6 degrees Celsius in Dharamsala.