Cold wave in Himachal Pradesh intensifies; Keylong continues to be coldest region in state at -11 degrees Celsius

Shimla: Cold wave conditions intensified in Himachal Pradesh as fresh snowfall and rain in parts of the state caused the minimum temperature to dip further on Friday.

Cold wave in Himachal Pradesh intensifies; Keylong continues to be coldest region in state at -11 degrees Celsius

The cold wave in Himachal Pradesh intensified on Thursday. Twitter/@DDNewsShimla

Tourist spots Dalhousie (45 centimetres), Kufri (10 centimetres) and Manali (2 centimetres) received snowfall from 5.30 pm on Thursday to 8.30 am on Friday, the Meteorological Centre, Shimla said. Bharmour (60 centimetres), Pooh (17 centimetres), Keylong (11 centimetres), Salooni and Kalpa (10 centimetres each) also received snowfall during the period, it said.

Besides these, several other areas including Shimla, Chamba, Palampur and Manali, received rainfall ranging from 2 millimetres to 31.6 millimetres during the period, the MeT centre added. The sky in most parts of the state remained overcast.

The minimum temperature was recorded below the freezing point in Kufri (minus 3.6 degrees Celsius), Dalhousie (minus 2.5 degrees Celsius) and Manali (minus 1 degree Celsius). Keylong continued to be the coldest place in the state at minus 11 degrees Celsius, followed by Kalpa, which recorded a minimum temperature of minus 10 degrees Celsius.

Several roads in Chamba district were blocked due to heavy snowfall, Superintendent of Police Monika Bhutunguru said.

The weather department has forecast heavy rain and snowfall in the high and mid hills and thundershowers in the low hills and plains of the state on Monday and Tuesday. The weather will mainly remain dry in the state on Saturday and Sunday, it said.

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Updated Date: Feb 01, 2019 11:35:11 IST

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