Snow in Himachal, cold wave to intensify

The cold wave would again tighten its grip over Himachal Pradesh with the state`s higher reaches Tuesday experiencing a fresh snow.

Shimla: The cold wave would again tighten its grip over Himachal Pradesh with the state`s higher reaches Tuesday experiencing a fresh snow.

The weather office here has forecast heavy snow and rain in some parts of the state Wednesday.

Shimla, which was partly cloudy throughout the day, recorded a minimum temperature of 4.7 degrees Celsius, whereas the maximum was 15 degrees.

The hills overlooking the picturesque tourist resort Manali got a fresh blanket of snow.

"The high hills in Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu and Chamba districts have been experiencing light to moderate snowfall since Tuesday morning," a weather department official told IANS.

Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district was the coldest place in the state with a low of minus 3.2 degrees Celsius.

Kalpa in Kinnaur district saw a low of minus 1 degree Celsius, while it was 3 degree Celsius in Manali, 5.6 degrees Celsius in Dharamsala, 6.2 degrees in Dalhousie and 5.2 degrees in Chamba.

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