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Snowfall in Himachal hills

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Mon, May 06, 2013 12:20 hrs

Shimla, May 6 (IANS) As temperatures crossed 40 degrees Celsius in the plains of north India, Himachal Pradesh's higher reaches continued to see fresh spells of snow, a weatherman said Monday.

"A fresh western disturbance is likely to be active again in the western Himalayas from May 10, bringing more rain and thundershowers," an official of the meteorological office here told IANS.

The 13,051-feet high Rohtang Pass, 52 km from Manali, saw mild spell of snow since Sunday, the Met office said. Last week the pass was reopened for motorists after the winter snow was cleared.

Keylong, which saw a low of 1.5 degrees, saw 3 cm snow. The day's temperature settled at 11.9 degrees Celsius.

Shimla, located at a height of 7,000 feet above sea level, recorded a high of 25.1 degrees Celsius, while the night temperature was 15.6 degrees.

Sundernagar in Mandi district recorded a high of 35.3 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperature in Manali was 19.8 degrees Celsius, Dharamsala was at 28.6 degrees Celsius and Kalpa was pleasant at 15.8 degrees Celsius.

These towns saw a minimum temperatures of 17.5 degrees, 8 degrees, 16.4 degrees and 5.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.



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