Mild snowfal in higher reaches of tribal districts

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Shimla, Nov 21 (UNI) Higher reaches of tribal districts of Himachal Pradesh experienced mild snowfall for last 24 hrs reducing the night temperature below the freezing point.

Rohtang Pass experienced 10 cm snowfall and Dundi of Kullu district received 2 cm snow. Kalpa of Kinnuar district had 0.3 cm snow, Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti received traces.

Kalpa was coldest place in the hilly state with minus 5.5 degrees Celsius followed by Keylong minus 4.9, Manali minus 1.4, Bhuntar 1.5, Sundernagar 2.0 and Shimla 3.3, Una 4.7 degrees Celsius.

Tribal area of Mandi district, Gohar received 24 mm rainfall followed by Kot-Khai 14 mm, Bhuntar 7.4 mm, Rampur 4 mm, Sundernagar 3 mm, Shimla 1.6 mm.

Snow blanket is still visible on the major high peaks of the state. Tourist resort Kufri, Hatu peak of Narkanda and Khara Pather of Shimla, Dhaladhar range in Kangra district, Pangi and Tessa ranges of Chamba, Chrichandi of Sirmour, Shrikand Kailesh of Kinnaur are still laden with white snow sheet.

Met office has forecast mainly clear sky for next 24 hrs.

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