Shimla, Feb 13 (PTI) Wintry conditions prevailed in most
parts of Himachal Pradesh as snow, sleet and rains,
accompanied by high velocity icy winds, lashed the region for
the second day today.
The sky remained heavily overcast and intermittent rains
and sleet here and adjoining areas forced people to stay
The vehicular movement was hampered in the capital town
as the roads covered by thin layer of sleet made driving
difficult. The district administration was on the toes,
clearing the roads, especially those leading to the hospitals.
While tribal areas of Lahaul and Pangi were cut off from
the state since early December, the upper areas of Kullu,
Shimla and Sirmaur districts remained cut off for the second
Kothi in Kullu district received 45 mm of snow during the
past 24 hours, followed by Gondla 36 cm, Bijhali 31 cm,
Keylong 25 cm, Kalpa 19 cm, Shimla 15 cm, Jhanjehli and Manali
each 13 cm.
Baijnath in Kangra district was wettest in the region
with 50 mm rains, followed by Kheri 41 mm, Gohar 38 mm,
Sundernagar 38 mm, Palampur 34 mm, Chamba 33 mm, Mandi 32 mm,
Aghar 31 mm, Dharamshala 28 mm and Solan 15.4 mm.
The minimum temperatures dropped in mid and higher hills
and key tourist resorts of Shimla and Manali recorded a low of
zero degrees Celsius and minus 1 degrees Celsius. Keylong and
Kalpa in tribal areas recorded minimum temperatures at minus
4.9 degrees Celsius and minus 2.2 degrees Celsius
respectively, followed by Dharamsala 3.4 degrees Celsius,
Palampur 3.5 degrees Celsius, Nahan 4.1 degrees Celsius,
Sundernagar 4.4 degrees Celsius and Solan 5.8 degrees Celsius.
Maximum temperatures, however, rose by a few notches and
Una was hottest during the day with a high of 22 degrees
Celsius , followed by Nahan 18.2 degrees Celsius, Sundernagar
15.9 degrees Celsius, Solan 20.4 degrees Celsius, Bhuntar 19.8
degrees Celsius, Shimla 8.8 degrees Celsius, Manali 4.2 and
The local MeT office has predicted rain or snow at
isolated places in mid and higher hills on February 16 and dry
weather in the state over the next six days.
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