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Himachal may see heavy snowfall

IANS  |  Shimla 

Moderate to heavy snowfall may occur across for the next two days, the said on Friday. Residents and tourists have been advised not to venture out to the high hills.

Hills of Shimla, Kullu, Mandi, Sirmaur, Chamba, and districts are likely to experience heavy snowfall over the next 48 hours, an here told IANS.

He said western disturbances -- originating from and moving across the Afghanistan-region -- are likely to remain active in the region till January 9.

Under the influence of western disturbance, rainfall and snowfall will occur at most places in the state from January 4 evening till January 6, he said.

Thereafter, under the influence of another western disturbance from January 8, isolated to scattered precipitation would occur in the state till January 9.

Most of the prominent tourist towns like Shimla, Narkanda, Kufri, Kalpa, Dalhousie and Manali are likely to have light to moderate spells of snowfall, he added.

recorded the minimum temperature at 2.5 degrees Celsius, while it was minus 6 degrees in Kalpa, minus 3.2 degrees in Manali, 1.1 degrees in Dalhousie and 4.6 degrees in Dharamsala.

The said it is fully geared up to deal with heavy snowfall.

Residents and tourists have been advised not to venture out on the high hills as chances of snapping of road links are high.

The supply of essential commodities and of people may get hampered in remote areas of the state, a told IANS.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, January 04 2019. 11:20 IST
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