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Himachal may see widespread snowfall

IANS  |  Shimla 

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

High hills of Shimla, Kullu, Sirmaur, Chamba, and and districts are likely to experience "fairly widespread to widespread" snowfall, while hailstorm is likely in the low hills from February 14 to 15, an of the meteorological office here told IANS.

He said the western disturbances -- originating from the and moving across the Afghanistan-region -- are likely to remain active in the region till February 16.

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.

Keylong in and district was the coldest place in the state with a low of minus seven degree Celsius.

recorded the minimum temperature at 8.5 degrees, while it was minus 2.6 degree in Kalpa in district, 2.6 degrees in Manali, 6.3 degrees in Dalhousie and 4.8 degrees at Dharamsala.

Kalpa saw mild snowfall in the past 24 hours.



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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 11:00 IST