Shimla witnesses coldest night with fresh snowfall

Himachal Pradesh on Friday witnessed fresh snowfall causing a further dip in temperature, with capital Shimla recording season`s coldest night.

Shimla: The high-altitude areas of Himachal
Pradesh today witnessed fresh spell of snowfall causing a
further dip in temperature, with capital Shimla recording the
coldest night of the season.

Mid and lower hills of the state had mild rains.
Capital Shimla and key tourist resort Manali had mild
snowfall and strong velocity cold winds continued to sweep the
twin tourist town, further intensifying the cold.

Shimla town had 5 cm of snow while, the Jakoo, the
highest peak in the town and adjoining resorts of Kufri, Fagu
and Wild Flower Hall got 10 cm to 15 cm of snow.
Manali recorded 4 cm of fresh snow while Tissa in Chamba
had 3 cm of snow.

The high altitude tribal areas of Lahaul, Spiti and
Pangi, reeling under freezing cold wave conditions with
mercury staying between minus 12 and minus 23 deg C
experienced intermittent snowfall, affecting normal life in
snowbound valleys.

The mighty Rohtang Pass (13,050 ft), Kunzam Pass, Saach
Pass, Chansel Pass and Dhauladhar and Churdhar mountain
ranges also experienced more snow, further aggravating the
cold wave conditions in the adjoining areas.

The state capital Shimla had coldest night of the season
with minimum temperature dipping 1.0 deg C, while it dropped
two deg C below the freezing point at Jakoo, Kufri and Fagu.
Manali recorded a low of minus 0.2 deg C while Solan and
Sundernagar shivered at 1.0 deg C and 3.0 deg C respectively.

The local MeT office has predicted more snow, rains and
thunderstorms at many places in the state during next 48