Temperatures rise in Himachal but snowfall in store

Shimla, March 14: Temperatures in the hills of Himachal Pradesh rose but more rain and snow is in store duringthe next two days, a weather official said here on Saturday.

"There are chances of heavy rainfall and thundershowers accompanied with hailstorm at some places in the mid hills on March 15," an official at the meteorological office told IANS.


There is also possibility of light to moderate snowfall in the high hills, he said.

The western disturbances - storm systems originating from Caspian Sea and moving across the Afghanistan-Pakistan region - would remain active in the region till March 16.

Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district was the coldest place in the state with a low of minus 5.9 degrees Celsius.

Shimla recorded a minimum temperature of 7.8 degrees, while it was minus 4 degrees in Kalpa in Kinnaur district, 2.6 degrees in Manali, 6.4 degrees in Dalhousie and 10.2 degrees in Dharamsala.


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