Heavy snowfall predicted in Himachal
Moderate to heavy snowfall may occur across Himachal Pradesh for the next two day, the Met office said Tuesday. Local people and tourists have been advised not to venture in the high hills.
Hills of Shimla, Kullu, Sirmaur, Chamba, Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur districts are likely to experience of heavy to very heavy snowfall over the next 48 hours, an official of the meteorological office here told IANS.
He said the western disturbances - storm systems originating from Caspian Sea and moving across the Afghanistan-Pakistan region - are likely to remain active in the region Jan 10.
Most of the prominent tourist towns like Shimla, Narkanda, Kufri, Kalpa, Dalhousie and Manali are likely to have light to moderate spells of snowfall, he added.
Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district was the coldest place in the state with a low of minus 11.3 degrees.
Shimla recorded the minimum temperature at 0.7, while it was minus 7 degrees Kalpa in Kinnaur district, minus 5 degrees in Manali and 5.6 degrees at Dharamsala.
(Posted on 07-01-2014)