Coldwave intensifies after more snow in HP

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Shimla, Jan 6 (UNI) Coldwave conditions have intensified in Himachal Pradesh today after more snow fall in the mid and lower hills, and light showers in the lower areas of the state during the last 24 hrs, the Met office said.

Pin, Lahaul, Spiti Valleys and higher altitude areas of Pangi and Bharmaur in Chamba district, almost all mountain ranges and passes were experiencing snowfall since last night, plummeting the temperature in entire state.

The famous tourist resort of Narkanda, about 60 km from here, recorded about 15 cm of snow since last night, Kelong, Lahaul Spiti's district headquarter received 10 cm, Solang Nullah 20 cm and Kalpa in Kinnuar district recorded about 15 cm of snow.

Rohtang Pass, situated at 13,050-feet, received about 50 cm of snow by 1730 hrs since last night, while the famous tourist resort of Manali in Kullu district received snowflakes during the day.

Dhauladhar Ranges, overlooking the Kangra Valley, were also experiencing mild to moderate snowfall since last night, while intermittent rains were lashing the lower areas of the district.

Overcast conditions were prevailing in the lower areas, including Shimla, of the state with intermittent rains following which the temperatures rose by a one to three degrees across the state.

The minimum temperature at Shimla, Sundernagar and Bhuntar rose to 4.5, 4.3 and 4.8 degrees respectively from yesterday's low of 4.2, 3.4 and 3.2 degrees Celsius respectively.

Shimla, Sundernagar and Bhuntar recorded day temperatures of 10.3, 14.3 and nine degrees respectively.

The met office has forecast mild to moderate snowfall in the higher areas and widespread rains in the lower areas of the state during the next 24 hrs.

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