Kufri gets first snowfall

November 20th, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, Nov 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh’s popular tourist destination Kufri received the season’s first snowfall early Thursday, the meteorological office said.Just a half-hour drive from here, Kufri, located 2,510 metres above sea level, is known as a honeymooner’s paradise.

“Kufri and its nearby areas this morning received 4-8 cm snowfall. This was the first snowfall in Shimla district,” Manmohan Singh, director of the meteorological office in Shimla, told IANS.

He said Kalpa in Kinnaur district also received 4 cm of snow.

Lower areas of the state including Dharamsala, Shimla, Solan, Nahan and Mandi received moderate to heavy rains, bringing a considerable fall in temperature.

The minimum temperature in Shimla plummeted to 2.8 degrees Celsius from Wednesday’s 8 degrees.

Singh said the considerable fall in temperature was due to western disturbances.

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