Temperatures dip in HP after snow and rain

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Shimla, Sep 26 (UNI) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh dipped by a few notches after high altitude areas of tribal district of Kinnaur and remote areas of Pangi and Bharmaur of Chamba district experienced mild snowfall for the third successive day today, the Met office said.

Almost all higher reaches of Kinnuar district, including sub-divisions of Kalpa, Pooh and Nicher, and several mountain peaks of Kinner Kailash and remote areas of Pangi and Bharmaur experienced fresh spells of mild intermittent snow for the third day today.

The met office said intermittent snow, which began three days ago, has since continued, plummeting temperatures in the tribal districts and other surrounding areas of the state.

Traffic on National Highway 22 beyond Kalpa in Kinnuar district remained suspended due to a landslide at Maling Nullah early today and official sources said efforts were on to clear the road at the earliest.

However, the sky was clear over the tribal districts of Kullu and Lahaul Spiti where the sun shone brightly.

Elsewhere, widespread rains lashed other areas of the state during the last 24 hours with Sangla town in Kinnuar district receiving 37 mm rain followed by 29.6 mm at Kalpa and 22.4 mm at Nahan in Sirmaur district of the state, the met office said.

Dharamshala and Palampur, both in Kangra district, received 14.6 mm overnight rains, while famous tourist resorts of Shimla and Manali recorded 3.5 mm rain.

The met office said the minimum and maximum temperatures in the state fell a few notches to stand at 12.7 and 19.6 degrees Celsius as against 13.6 and 22.2 degrees Celsius recorded yesterday.

Similary, Sundernagar, Bhuntar and Kalpa recorded night temperatures of 19.1, 17.8 and 4.7 degree and day temperatures of 29.6, 30.4 and 8.9 degrees respectively, it said.

The met office has forecast light to moderate rains at a few places in the state during the last 24 hours.

UNI

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