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Coldwave intensifies in HP

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Shimla, Mar 26 (UNI) The biting cold wave conditions sweeping the high altitude areas of Himachal Pradesh continued unabated as the entire tribal belt, other high mountain ranges and passes had intermittent snowfall for the sixth day today while the mid and lower hills including state capital Shimla, Mandi and Kullu, Kangra and Solan experienced rainfall.

The tribal valley of Lahaul, Spiti, Pangi, Bharmaur and Higher hills in Kinnaur district experienced intermittent snowfall.

The minimum temperature stayed between minus seven and minus 15 degree celsius while the maximum day temperature dipped to minus three degree celsius at Keylong, in the tribal district of Lahaul and Spiti, reports here said.

Keylong experienced over 60 cms of snow during the past 72 hours while Rothang Pass, Darcha and other high altitude areas received 70 cms of fresh snowfall since last Thursday.

The sprawling Dhauladhar Ranges in Kangra district, Churdhar Ranges in Sirmour, Pangi and Bharmaur Tribal areas and higher reaches in Kullu and Chamba also experienced moderate to heavy snowfall.

Palampur, Sundernagar, Dharamsala, Kasauli, Chail and some other areas experienced heavy rainfall last night while Shimla was lashed by intermittent showers. 5.2 mm of rainfall was recorded till this morning.

Sundernagar and Bhuntar recorded 10.7 mm and 10.9 mm of rains while parts of Bilaspur and Chamba experienced intermittent showers.

The minimum temperature dipped to 4.6 degree celsius, a fall of 3.1 degrees since yesterday while 11.2 degree and 9.1 degree was recorded respectively at Sundernagar and Bhuntar.

The sky was overcast in mid and higher hills and met office predicted more rainfall and snow in next 24 hours.

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