Western Disturbance to bring more snow rains in HP

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Shimla, Jan 7 (UNI) Another active Western Disturbance is likely to bring in more snow fall in the higher reaches and rainfall in low laying areas of Himachal Pradesh.

Meteorological department here predicted that the new active spell of Western Disturbance, which is likely to hit the northern parts of the country for the next three days from tomorrow, would bring in more snow in the mid and lower and widespread rains in the lower areas of the state.

Due to the disturbance, which is laying over the state in the past 48 hours, days are turning colder and nights a bit warm as compared to the past 72 hours.

All natural water sources have frozen and power generation has been effected by the extreme weather conditions.

Temperatures have taken a sharp dip and stand between minus 17.0 to minus 2.5 degrees Celsius in the tribal areas.

Patsio in Lahaul Spiti district has touched the lowest of minus 17 degrees, while Kalpa recorded minus 2.5, Solang Nala minus five, Dhundi minus three, Bhang Manali minus one and Keylong minus 8.4 degrees.

Over cast conditions prevailed in the state capital for the third day today with minimum temperature at 3.7-degrees and maximum temperature of 16.5 degrees.

Dhundi in Kullu district has recorded 30 mm rainfall following the Solangnala 27mm, Patsio 23 mm, Una 10cm and Keylong and Bhang Manali eight mm to three mm.

Meanwhile, Bhuntar reported to have received 16.5 mm, Dharamsala three mm and Sundernagar 0.3 mm rainfall.

The Met office has forecast heavy to very heavy snowfall in the state during the next few days.

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