Snowfall curbs Himachal; thunderstorm rocks Shimla

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Shimla, Feb 7: People in North-East India heaved a sigh of relief as at least now, they are able to enjoy the sunny days. But it seems that cold-wave still does not want to leave northern part of India. Himachal Pradesh has been experiencing snowfall on Sunday, Feb 7. Capital Shimla shuddered over a heavy thunderstorm at the same time.

Thunderstorm accompanied by intermittent rains dipped the mercury levels across the region. The thunderstorm blew off roofs of some houses, boards and hoardings at some places and uprooted trees.

The minimum temperature plummeted to 5.0 degree C and 4.3 degree C in Dharamsala while it dropped by a few notches to stay at 7.2 degree C, 7.9 degree C, 8.5 degree and 9.5 degree C at Bhuntar, Una, Solan and Palampur.

The minimum temperatures were one to six degrees above normal compared to four to 12 degree above normal on Feb 6.

Keylong and Kalpa in tribal Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur districts recorded 27 cm and 16.1 cm of fresh snow, even as minimum temperatures increased marginally to minus 3.9 degree C and minus 0.8 degree C, three degrees above normal.

Higher reaches in tribal areas also experienced fresh snowfall while Rohtang Pass (13,050 ft) and Kunzam Pass had 30 cm of snow.

The sky remained heavily overcast and the local MeT office has predicted rains, snow and thunderstorm at many places during next 48 hours.

OneIndia News
(With inputs from PTI)

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