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Himachal braces for snow, rain from Wednesday

IANS  |  Shimla 

The hills of on Tuesday saw a rise in mercury due to prevailing dry conditions after a wet spell, but the Met has forecast and more snowfall starting Wednesday.

A fresh western disturbance and its interaction with tropical easterlies was likely to set in from Wednesday, a told IANS.

It would likely result in scattered rains or snow on Wednesday and fairly widespread and even heavy and snow on Thursday and Friday across the state, he said.

There were also chances of hailstorm over low hills, the official added.

He said the western disturbances - originating from and moving across the Afghanistan-region - would start receding from the region thereafter.

Most of the prominent tourist towns like Shimla, Narkanda, Kufri, Manali and Dalhousie, located in mid-hills, may witness snowfall.

Keylong in Lahaul and district was the coldest place in the state Tuesday with a low of minus 9.6 degrees.

Shimla recorded the minimum temperature at 7.4 degrees Celsius, a rise from Monday's 4.1 degrees, while it was minus 3 degrees in Kalpa in district.

It was 0.6 degree in Manali, 6.4 degrees in Dalhousie and 5.4 degrees in Dharamsala, where Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, lives.



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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 12:32 IST