Hills overlooking Manali get snow

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 14:59

Shimla: Hills overlooking the popular tourist destination Manali on Wednesday saw mild snowfall. It was the season`s first major snowfall in the region.

The meteorological office here said that the higher hills in Lahaul and Spiti, Chamba, Kinnaur and Kullu districts got moderate snowfall.

Keylong, headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti where Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will reach Thursday to address an election meeting, saw more than 1 cm of snow.

The temperatures plummeted across the state after rain and snowfall.

Popular tourist destinations Shimla, Kasauli, Manali, Dharamsala, Chamba and Dalhousie experienced intermittent rain through the night.

Shimla recorded a low of 6.3 degrees Celsius while it was five degrees in Manali, one degree in Kalpa in Kinnaur district and minus 0.5 degree in Keylong.

IANS



First Published: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 14:59

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