More snow rain predicted in Himachal as cold wave continues

Shimla: The hills of Himachal Pradesh are expecting a fresh bout of snowfall this weekend as the intense cold wave gripping the state for the past three weeks showed no signs of relenting with several areas reeling under sub-zero temperature.

Met Office in Shimla today said the approaching western disturbances would bring more snow and rain over the weekend which will further aggravate the cold conditions in Himachal Pradesh.

Almost all major towns in the state continued to experience severe drop in temperature. Shimla recorded a minimum temperature of 3.7 degrees, Dharamshala was 2.3 degrees and Palampur registered a low of 3.8 degrees Celsius.

Bhuntar experienced a minimum of minus 0.2 degrees Celsius followed by Sundernagar at 0.3 degrees Celsius and Solan at 0.6 degrees Celsius. Mandi and Una recorded a low of 2.0 degrees Celsius.

Tribal districts in the state continue to shiver in biting cold wave conditions. In Keylong the minimum temperature was minus 15.7 degrees Celsius while Kalpa recorded a low of minus 3.2 degrees Celsius.

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