Shimla, Apr 11 (PTI) Cold wave conditions revived in mid and higher hills of Himachal Pradesh as mercury dropped by few notches after fresh rain and snowfall in some areas.
The Rohtang Pass which was opened by the Border Roads Organisation(BRO) three days ago was closed again as the Pass recorded 35 cm of snow and Kull-Keylong bus service which resumed from today was cancelled midway, Himachal roadways said.
Kothi, Mari, Koksar and Keylong received 18 cm, 15 cm, 12 cm and 8 cm of fresh snow while adjoining lower areas were lashed by intermittent rains.
Gohar in Mandi district was wettest with 53 mm rains while Manali, Salooni and Una received 35 mm, 31 mm and 30 mm rains, followed by Hamirpur 27mm, Seobagh 26 mm, Dalhousie 25 mm, Dharamshala and Kandaghat 22 mm, Nagrota, Surian 21 mm and Naina Devi 20 mm.
Mashobra and Palampur 17 mm, Shimla, Jubbarhatti and Sarkaghat 16 and Sangrah 15 mm.
Heavy intermittent rains lashed the state capital and several other. The mercury plummeted and stayed five to eight degree below normal.
Una recorded maximum temperature at 25.8 degrees against 33.0 degrees yesterday while Dharamsala recorded a high of 22.5 degrees, followed by Nahan at 22.4 degrees.
The minimum temperatures also dropped by few degrees and mercury dipped below freezing point to stay at minus 0.2 degrees at Keylong, while it dipped to 3.0 degrees at Manali and 4.0 degrees at Kalpa.
Shimla and Dharamsala recorded minimum temperature at 8.0 and 8.4 degrees Celsius, followed by Palampur, Solan, Bhuntar, Nahan, Sundernagar and Una.
The local MeT office has forecast dry weather in the region over the next two days and rains, thunderstorm or snow in the region from April 14 onwards.
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