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Snowfall, rains bring down mercury in HP

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

witnessed mild snowfall in high altitude tribal areas and scattered rains in mid and lower hills, which led to drop in temperatures.

Rohtang Pass, Kothi, Mari and Gondla received 15 cm, 10 cm, 5 cm and 2 cm of snowfall respectively.

Jogindernagar and Seobagh received 13 mm and 9 mm of rains respectively. Bhuntar, Gohar and Dalhousie each gauged 7 mm of rains, followed by Banjar and Kalpa 4 mm each.

Minimum temperatures dropped by a few notches and remained two to four degrees below normal.

Keylong, Kalpa and Manali shivered under freezing cold wave conditions with mercury dipping to minus 0.1 degrees Celsius, 0.4 degrees Celsius and 1 degree Celsius respectively.

Bhuntar recorded a low of 7.5 degrees Celsius, followed by Shimla 8.7 degrees Celsius, Solan 9.5 degrees Celsius, Sundernagar and Dharamsala 9.6 degrees Celsius each, Palampur 10.5 degrees Celsius, Una 13.2 degrees Celsius and Nahan 15 degrees Celsius.

Sundernagar and Nahan both recorded maximum temperatures of 28.3 degrees Celsius, followed by Bhuntar 27.5 degrees Celsius, Solan 25 degrees Celsius, Dharamsala 24.8 degrees Celsius and Shimla degrees Celsius.

The weatherman has predicted dry in the region over next two days and rains thundershowers in mid and lower hills, and rains or snow in higher hills from April 16 to April 19.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 22:20 IST