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Himachal sees slight rise in mercury, but snow likely

IANS  |  Shimla 

The hills of on Saturday saw a slight rise in the mercury owing to dry but the has forecast chances of snowfall and in the coming days.

"There are chances of snowfall and in the state till January 16," a Met told IANS.

He said western disturbances -- originating from the and moving across the Afghanistan-region into -- were becoming active.

"Certain areas are likely to experience heavy spells of snow and till Sunday," the Meteorological Department said.

He said chances of snow in the higher reaches of Shimla, Kullu, Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti, Sirmaur and Chamba districts are high.

"After January 13, another western disturbance would affect the region from January 15, causing scattered to fairly widespread precipitation till January 16," the added.

Keylong, headquarters of Lahaul-Spiti, was the coldest in the state recording a minimum temperature of minus 10.5 degrees Celsius.

Shimla recorded the night temperature at three degrees, a rise from Friday's 2.7 degrees, whereas Kalpa in district recorded a low of minus five degrees, Dharamsala 4.2 degrees and Kufri minus 0.5 degrees.



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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 10:36 IST