Himachal’s Kalpa gets snowfall

Shimla: Tourist destinations like Kalpa located on the high hills of Himachal Pradesh received snowfall on Friday, turning it even more picturesque.

“The higher reaches of Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu, Shimla and Sirmaur districts experienced moderate snowfall.

The weather will remain dry till December 9. Thereafter there are chances of widespread rain and snowfall in the state,” the weather bureau predicted.

There is widespread snowfall expected in the state on December 10, a Met official added.

Members of the hospitality industry were waiting for tourists to arrive in Kalpa, some 250 km from here, in Kinnaur district, with news of the snowfall flashing.

Shimla and its nearby places like Kufri, Mashobra and Narkanda saw no precipitation, according to a Met official here. Manali, which saw a low of 2.2 degrees Celsius, experienced rainfall.

The minimum temperature here was 4.7 degrees Celsius, while it was minus 3.8 degrees in Kalpa and 7.2 degrees in Dharamsala.

Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti was the coldest in the state with a low minus 9.9 degrees Celsius.