Shimla, Manali get more snowfall

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh’s popular tourist destinations Shimla and Manali on Saturday received more snowfall, with the state capital recording a minimum temperature of 0.4 degrees Celsius.

While Shimla saw a mild spell of snowfall, upper areas like Narkanda, Jubbal, Kotkhai and Khada Pathar experienced moderate snowfall, according to a Met official here. Manali also received moderate snow.

Other hill stations like Chail, Kasauli, Barog, Dharamsala and Palampur experienced rainfall.

“The entire belt in Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti, Kullu and Chamba districts witnessed moderate snowfall,” a weatherman said.

Keylong, the headquarter town of Lahaul and Spiti district, was coldest at a minimum temperature of minus 5.1 degrees Celsius.

Kalpa in Kinnaur district recorded a low of minus four degrees Celsius, while it was 6.6 degrees in Dharamsala and minus 0.6 degrees in Manali.

The Met Department’s forecast said the western disturbances — storm systems originating from the Caspian Sea and moving across the Afghanistan-Pakistan region — would start withdrawing on Monday.