More snow, intense cold wave in store for Himachal

Cold conditions were expected to further aggravate in Himachal Pradesh with the approaching western disturbances that would bring more snow and rain over the weekend, the weather office here said on Friday.

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2011, 14:01 PM IST

Shimla: Cold conditions were expected to further aggravate in Himachal Pradesh with the approaching western disturbances that would bring more snow and rain over the weekend, the weather office here said on Friday.
"There are chances of scattered mild to moderate rainfall and snowfall in the state Jan 29 and 30," Meteorological Office director Manmohan Singh told a news agency.
He said the western disturbances - storm systems originating from the Caspian Sea and moving across the Afghanistan-Pakistan region - would be active in the region.

"Some hill stations like Kufri, Fagu, Narkanda, Kalpa, Sangla, Dalhousie and Manali are likely to witness mild snowfall," he added.

According to him, the higher reaches in Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu and Chamba might experience moderate snow.

The minimum temperature in Shimla was 3.7 degrees Celsius on Friday, while it was minus 3.2 degrees at Kalpa in Kinnaur district, minus 0.2 degrees at Bhuntar and 2.3 degrees at Dharamsala.

Keylong, some 200 km from Manali, remained the coldest in the state with a low of minus 15.7 degrees.

IANS