Fresh snow in Himachal, cold wave unabated

February 4th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, Feb 4 (IANS) The continuing cold wave again tightened its grip over Himachal Pradesh Saturday as the state’s higher reaches had a fresh spell of snow.

The weather office here has forecast more snow till Sunday.

Shimla, which was cloudy throughout the day, recorded a minimum temperature of 4.6 degrees Celsius, a fall by 0.9 degree Celsius from Friday.

“The high hills in Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu and Chamba districts have been experiencing light to moderate snowfall since Friday,” said a weather department official.

Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district was the coldest place in the state where mercury plummetted to seven degrees Celsius below the freezing point. The town recorded three cm of snowfall.

Kalpa in Kinnaur district, which recorded 6.3 cm of snow, saw a low of minus 1.2 degrees Celsius, while it was 0.6 degree Celsius in Manali and 4.7 degrees Celsius in Dharamsala.

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