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Himachal sees cloudy skies, snowfall likely

IANS  |  Shimla 

The hills of on Monday saw partly cloudy skies with the forecasting and more snowfall this week.

The Manali-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) has advised locals and tourists to take precaution while travelling in high hills, especially tourist resorts in the region, as chances of snow avalanches is high.

"There are chances of widespread rainfall and snowfall in the state on February 14," a told IANS.

The said the western disturbances - originating from the and moving across the Afghanistan-region - would start in the region from February 12.

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

Picturesque tourist resort Manali, some 250 km from Shimla, saw the minimum temperature at zero degree Celsius.

Keylong in Lahaul and district was the coldest place in the state with a low of -10.8 degree Celsius.

Shimla recorded the minimum temperature at 4.1, while it was minus 4.2 degree Celsius Kalpa in district, 2.1 in Kufri, 2.9 in Dalhousie (2.9) and 4.8 in Dharamsala.

The snow avalanche threat is more in the Solang ski slopes, Dhundi and Beas Kund, all located in hills overlooking in district, the SASE said in a bulletin that is valid till Monday.

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 12:34 IST
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