Higher reaches of Himalayas receive snowfall
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Last Updated: Monday, April 11, 2011, 15:05
  
Dehra Dun: Higher reaches of Himalayas in Uttarakhand received snowfall while lower areas and plains witnessed a light to moderate rainfall plummeting the temperature below normal.

Higher reaches of Himalayas in both the regions of Garhwal and Kumaon in Uttarakhand including Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Hemkund Sahib and Chakrata received light snowfall while most of the lower areas, including state capital Dehra Dun, received rainfall, Met department said.

Due to the sudden change in weather, the maximum temperature of Dehra Dun was recorded at 25.7 degree C yesterday which was nearly 6 degree below normal, said Anand Sharma, Director of MeT office here.

The minimum temperature this morning was recorded at 14 degree C, which is also one degree below normal.

He said the current weather conditions are likely to continue for another two days and high altitude areas might receive another spell of snowfall.

PTI


First Published: Monday, April 11, 2011, 15:05


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