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Himachal Pradesh higher reaches in grip of cold wave

A cold wave continued to grip the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday with more spells of snow, the Met Office here said.



Shimla: A cold wave continued to grip the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday with more spells of snow, the Met Office here said.

Most of the high-altitude areas in Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu and Chamba districts have experienced extremely cold conditions with intermittent snow for the past three days.

"Hills overlooking Manali also experienced more snow Wednesday night," an official of the meteorological department said.

Kalpa, a picturesque town in Kinnaur district, recieved 3.1 cm of snow since Wednesday morning. It recorded a low of 0.5 degree Celsius Thursday morning.

The state capital Shimla, which experienced early morning showers, saw a low of 7.2 degrees.

The Met department, however, has predicted more snow in higher reaches of the state till Friday as western disturbances would remain active in the region.

IANS

From Zee News

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