Shimla wrapped up in white blanket again

February 24th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, Feb 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh’s capital Shimla and its nearby tourist spots Thursday woke up to a white sheet of snow, turning the hill stations more picturesque. The minimum temperature recorded here was 0.8 degree Celsius.This was the season’s fourth snowfall that froze the “Queen of Hills”, as Shimla was fondly called by the British.

According to a Met department official, Shimla recorded 3.2 cm of snow early Thursday. The minimum temperature fell by 4.2 degrees Celsius from Wednesday’s temperature.

Nearby tourist spots like Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda also experienced moderate spells of snowfall.

Other picturesque tourist resorts Manali in Kullu district and Dalhousie in Chamba district experienced mild snow.

“High-altitude areas of Lahaul and Spiti, Chamba, Mandi, Kullu, Kinnaur and Shimla districts have been experiencing moderate to heavy snow since Wednesday,” the official said.

He said there are chances of more rainfall and snowfall in the state till Feb 26 as western disturbances would remain active in the region.

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