Published On: Tue, Mar 12th, 2019

Manali, Dalhousie wrapped in white blanket

Shimla: A western disturbance over Himachal Pradesh brought more snowfall to popular destinations Manali and Dalhousie on Tuesday, and lashed the state capital with rain.

Manali and Dalhousie saw 9 cm and 2 cm snowfall

The minimum temperature here was 3.3 degrees Celsius, while it was minus 3.8 degrees in Manali and 2.1 degrees in Dalhousie in Chamba district.

Manali and Dalhousie saw 9 cm and 2 cm snowfall, respectively.

“Higher reaches of Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu, Shimla, Sirmaur and Chamba districts have been experiencing moderate snowfall since Monday, while mid and lower hills are experiencing rain,” said a Met official here.

Kalpa, some 250 km from here, and Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti have also experienced snowfall. Keylong was the coldest place in the state with a low of minus eight degrees, while it was minus 3.6 degrees in Kalpa.

The Met said the western disturbance — storm system originating from the Mediterranean-Caspian Sea region and moving across the Afghanistan-Pakistan region — would start withdrawing by Wednesday.

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