Wednesday 20 March 2019
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Mild snowfall in higher reaches, Shimla receives season’s first snowfall


Shimla: Higher riches of the Himachal Pradesh received a mild snowfall, while famous tourist destination Shimla received slight traces of snowfall.

Kalpa in Kinnaur district received 7 cm of snow while Kufri and Narkanda had 2 cm and 5 cm of snow. Jakhu hills of the Shimla city covered with the white sheet of snow. Adjoining Solan received 6 mm of rain while Kangra and Dharamsala lashed with 2 mm and 5 mm of rains, giving a much needed break to the dry spell.


A sudden change in the weather has caused drop in mercury. Temperature dipped in Shimla to 3.5 degrees, while Keylong and Kalpa recorded a low of minus 2.1 and minus 1.4 degrees, Bhuntar 2 degrees, Manali 3.4 degrees, Sundernagar 5.8 degree, Solan 7 degrees, Nahan 8.6, Dharamshala 9.8 degrees and Una 10.5 degrees C.

The mild snowfall and rain has also brought cheer to the face of farmers and fruit growers.


Rahul Bhandari is Editor of TheNewsHimachal and has been part of the digital world for last eight years.