Snow and rain continue in tribal districts of HP
Shimla, Jun 17 (UNI) Wintry conditions have set in early in Himachal Pradesh this year with higher altitude areas of tribal districts of Kinnuar, Lahaul-Spiti, Chamba and Kullu experiencing fresh spell of mild snowfall during the last 24 hours.
While the higher mountain peaks of these districts were experiencing mild snowfall, the lower areas were receiving rain since last night, plummeting day and night temperatures in the entire state.
Rohtang Pass, situated at 13050 feet above sea level, Baralacha Pass and other higher mountain peaks in Lahaul district, Saach Pass and higher reaches of Pangi and Bharmaour and Kinner Kailesh in Kinnuar have been experiencing snowfall over the last 24 hours.
Pangi sub division in Chamba district continued to remain cut off from the rest of the country due to the closure of Saach Pass after receiving mild snowfall for the fourth day today.
Light showers were lashing Rekong Peo in Kinnuar, Manali and Kullu towns in Kullu district, Keylong the district headquarter of Lahual-Spiti district, and Chamba town since last night.
The water discharge in Satluj river has come down to 380 cumecs from a high of 1,000 cumecs last week due to a fall in the day and night temperatures, slowing down the melting of glaciers.
Reports of rain were also received from Kangra town, Solan and Sirmaur districts, while it was cloudy over Shimla and its adjoining areas, much to the discomfort of the tourists who had arrived here.
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