Cold wave at Himachal Pradesh

January 27th, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghShimla, Jan 27 (IANS) Tribal districts of Himachal Pradesh remained in the grip of a severe cold wave as temperatures dipped further with another spell of snowfall Tuesday, the Met Office here said.”Keylong (the headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti district) had about one foot of snow till around this noon,” Manmohan Singh, director of the meteorological office, told IANS.

The minimum temperature of Keylong was minus 4.6 degrees Celsius, while the maximum was a mere minus 3.2 degrees.

The minimum temperature at Kalpa in Kinnaur was minus 0.1 degree Celsius.

The 13,050-foot altitude Rohtang Pass in Kullu district also received heavy snowfall.

The sky was overcast throughout the day in popular tourist resort Manali, indicating chances of snowfall in the next 24 hours.

Tribal areas of Pangi in Chamba district also received 5 cm of snow.

The minimum in the state capital Shimla was 4.8 degrees Celsius, Palampur 7.2 degrees, Bhuntar and Dharamsala 8.1 degrees, Una 8.3 degrees, Sundernagar 9.2 degrees, Mandi 10.5 degrees and Nahan 11.1 degrees.

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