Sunny but snow blankets Shimla, Manali

Last Updated: Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 12:35

Shimla: It was a bright sunny day Sunday in Himachal Pradesh with overnight snow turning Shimla and Manali more picturesque.

"It was bright and sunny after three days of widespread snow and rain," an official of the Met Office told a news agency.

The minimum temperature was 2.2 degrees Celsius in Shimla, which saw 17.8 mm of rain.

Shimla`s nearby destinations like Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda experienced moderate snowfall in the past 24 hours.

Snow could be seen in certain areas of Shimla like the Mall Road, the Ridge, the US Club and Jakhu hills.

Keylong, the district headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti, was the coldest in the state at a minimum of minus 6.9 degrees Celsius.

Kalpa in Kinnaur district saw a low of minus 5 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature was minus one degree in Manali and 6.6 degrees Celsius in Dharamsala.

IANS



First Published: Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 12:35
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