Temperatures down after snow and rain in HP

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Shimla, Apr 3 (UNI) Minimim and maximum temperatures plummeted across Himachal Pradesh following mild intermittent snowfall at higher altitude areas of the tribal districts and widespread rains in the lower parts of the state Several high altitude areas, hill tops, Passes and Valleys in the tribal districts of Kinnuar, Lahaul Spiti, Chamba and Kullu experienced mild intermittent snowfall since last night.

Rohtang Pass, situated at 13,050 feet and also called the gateway to Lahaul Spiti district, was also experiencing mild intermittent snowfall since last night.

The temperatures in these districts have plummeted sharply during the last 24 hrs with Kalpa in Kinnuar district recording a low of 1.8 degrees Celsius Lower areas of the state, including Shimla town, experienced light to moderate showers throughout the day following which the day temperature fell to 14.4 degrees as against 19.6 degrees recorded yesterday.

The minimum temperature in the state capital fell to 7.5 degrees.

The met office said the state capital recorded point six mm rains, while Sundernagar recorded point seven mm rain.

The met office has forecast rain and snow at many places in the state during the next 24 hrs.


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