The MeT department has issued a fresh yellow weather warning for heavy rain and snowfall accompanied by thunderstorm and lightning in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday and Monday.
The Shimla MeT Centre has forecast rain and snowfall in the state till March 26. However, it has issued yellow warning only for March 21 and 23 of rain and snowfall in the mid hills, and rains accompanied by thunderstorm in the plains and low hills of the state.
The department issues colour-coded warnings to alert the public ahead of severe or hazardous weather, with 'yellow' indicating least danger.
Meanwhile, light rains occurred at a few places in the state in the last 24 hours, Shimla MeT Centre Director Manmohan Singh said.
Tribal district Lahaul-Spiti's administrative centre Keylong continued to be the coldest place in the state with a minimum temperature at minus 2.2 degrees Celsius.
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