Himachal Pradesh receives fresh snowfall: IMD

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The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) informed on Monday that the highest reaches of five districts of Himachal Pradesh received fresh snowfall in the past 24 hours. In the highlands of Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur, Chamba, Kullu and Shimla districts, a further range of snowfalls were received.

On Monday morning, the highest mountain of Spiti valley of Keylong, Pangi, Solang Nalla, Rohtang pass, along with district and Solang valley in Kullu district also got the fresh snow cover. The high hills of Pangi area of ​​Chamba, Rohtang pass and lower areas of Kullu also received fresh snowfall.

“In five districts of the state, there was light to moderate snowfall. Also in hill town, Manali and Narkanda hill station in Shimla district received snowfall. dropped in the last 24 hours in the state. Temperature is expected to drop in the next 24 hours in the region,” said IMD Head, Himachal Pradesh, Surender Paul. According to data available from the Department of Meteorology of the India in Shimla, Keylong region in Lahaul-Spiti recorded the lowest temperature at minus 2.3 degrees C. In contrast, Kaza in Kinnaur recorded minus 0.2 degrees C in the past 24 hours.

According to the IMD, the temperature will drop over the next three to four days and weather conditions will be clear after 24 hours in the state. IMD predicted that over the next 48 hours the strong wind will continue in the area. After the temperature started dropping in the region, tourists also started rushing to the hilly region. Tourists coming from neighboring Punjab, Haryana and other parts of the state expect fresh snowfall in Shimla and other parts of the states as well.

Tourists are happy and excited to see the snowfall. “It’s a great experience coming here for the first time in Shimla. It’s very cold, we are expecting snow,” said a tourist from Assam.

Tourists coming from the neighboring state here experience severe cold conditions. But, local residents in the hill state have found that winter has set in late and snowfall will be delayed for December despite the onset of snowfall. “Usually the cold conditions in the high hills start in October, I came from Dalhousie as my friends from Assam wanted to come to Shimla. Here the cold conditions have increased. This year the winter is late and the falls of snow will also be delayed, but yet the temperature has dropped here compared to Chandigarh,” said Dalhousie resident Rohan.

Tourists from neighboring states seem happy to take advantage of the cold weather conditions and expect snow. “We arrived today morning, the weather is very cold here. We couldn’t enjoy it much, it’s very cold here, we are expecting snowfall, which would be wonderful,” said a tourist from Punjab.

Gujarat tourists also expect fresh snowfall. “I am from Gujarat, and it is very cold here, we came to see the fresh snowfall, we are waiting for the fresh snowfall,” said a tourist from Gujarat. (ANI)

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