Himachal Pradesh to get more snow, rain

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Shimla, Jan 18: The hills of Himachal Pradesh might experience more rains and snowfall this week, a weather official said here Sunday.

"There are chances of rainfall and snowfall at most places in the state from Jan 21 to 22," an official at the meteorological office told IANS.

Snowfall

He said the western disturbances - storm systems originating from Caspian Sea and moving across the Afghanistan-Pakistan region - are likely to be active in the region from Jan 20.

Most of the prominent tourist towns like Shimla, Narkanda, Kufri, Kalpa, Dalhousie and Manali, which experienced moderate snow last week, are likely to have light to moderate spells of snowfall, he said.

Meanwhile, the night temperatures in most places remained below sub-zero.

Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district was the coldest place in the state at the minimum of minus 12.4 degrees Celsius.

Kalpa in Kinnaur district recorded a low of minus 4.8 degrees, while it was minus 3.4 degrees in Manali, 3.9 degrees in Dalhousie and 4.6 degrees in Dharamsala.

The state capital recorded a low of 2 degrees Celsius, while the maximum stayed at 13 degrees.

IANS

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