Himachal's Kalpa coldest at 1.6 degrees Celsius

High hills of Himachal Pradesh experienced cold weather conditions with minimum temperature staying close to the freezing point, the Met Office said here Sunday.

IANS| Updated: Oct 26, 2014, 21:42 PM IST

Shimla: High hills of Himachal Pradesh experienced cold weather conditions with minimum temperature staying close to the freezing point, the Met Office said here Sunday.

Kalpa, some 250 to the northeast from here, in Kinnaur district was the coldest place in the state with minimum temperature at 1.6 degrees Celsius, the lowest of the season.

Most of the high-altitude areas in the state have experienced mild snow since Saturday, the weather office said.

The night temperature in capital Shimla was 9.7 degrees Celsius, and the maximum was 19.3 degrees Celsius.

Keylong, the headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti district, saw the minimum temperature at 3.4 degrees Celsius. While the minimum temperature in Manali was 3.6 degrees Celsius, Dalhousie 9.1 degrees and Dharamsala 12.2 degrees.

Kalpa, Manali and Dalhousie towns saw rain of 2.7 mm, 1 mm and 3 mm respectively.

The Met Office said western disturbances - storm systems originating from the Caspian Sea and moving across the Afghanistan-Pakistan region - would be active in the region from Tuesday.