Snowfall cuts off Pangi, high alert sounded

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Shimla, Jan 10 (UNI) Chamba district administration has sounded high alert in the region, after Pangi, a tribal area of the the district reported to have cut off from the rest of state due to the continous snowfall of more than 3.5 feet.

The western disturbance (WD) continues to bring heavy snowfall in all higher reaches with the widespread rains in the lower parts of the state for the fifth day today.

The Met office today said that Dhundhi and Bhang Manali in Kullu district had recorded 36 and 18 cm of snow respectively, while Patsio in Lahaul Spiti received 20 cm and Keylong 38 cm of snow following the Kalpa in Kinnaur district that recieved 58.6 cm of snow.

Shimla and its other adjoining areas today eperienced intermittent rain till 0830 hours in morning registering a sharp fall in the night temperature, which stood at 5.5 degrees as compared to 5.6 degrees recorded yesterday.

It also received 25.2 mm of rain by 0830 hrs, while Sundernagar received 7.5 mm, Bhuntar 17.4 mm, Una 10.2 mm, Dharamshala 9.4 mm and 17.6 mm rainfall is recorded at Nahan.

The minimum temperature in the state has carried variations. At Shimla minimum temperature was 2.8 with the maximum 11.0 degree celsius, while minimum temperature at the Sundernagar was 5.4 with the 16.0 maximum, Bhuntar had minimum 3.0 with maximum 10.8, minus 1.1 degree celsius was recorded at Kalpa in Kinnuar.

The minimum temperature at Patsio fell to minus minus 10.0, minus 4.5 at Dhundi.Recorded temprerature in Una 7.7, Nahan10.1,and Solan 5.5 degree Celcius was the Shimla Meteorological Department Director Manmohan Singh said that the WD laying over Jammu and Kashmir as an upper air system was likely to bring more rain and snow in the state during the next 24 hrs.

He said the night temperatures across the state would register a fall from now onwards.


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