Mercury plummets as icy winds sweep HP

Last Updated: Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 20:54

Shimla: Cold winds blew across Himachal
Pradesh on Sunday, resulting in mercury plummeting by several
notches at many places in the hill state.

However, there were no reports of rain or snow from
anywhere in the state.

Capital Shimla experienced a cloudy weather with the day
temperature falling to 15.4 degree Celsius from 18 C yesterday
while the minimum was recorded at 8.7 degrees, the Met office
said.

Elsewhere, Sundernagar recorded a day temperature of 19.2
Celsius (against 23.1 C a day before), Bhuntar 18.6 (against
21.5) and Kalpa 11.2 degrees (against 12.2 C yesterday).

A report from Lahaul and Spiti said there was no fresh
spell of snow but pedestrains have been restrained from using
the 13,050 feet-high Rohtang pass, which was closed for
vehicular traffic since November 9 due to untimely snowfall.

The Met office forecast mainly dry weather in low or
middle ranges while in hills there can be rain/snow at
isolated places.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 20:54

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