Shimla, Feb 1 (PTI) 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. Also Read - Himachal Pradesh: 1 Feared Trapped, 3 Rescued While Hundreds Stranded Due to Torrential Rains
Tourist spots Dalhousie (45 cm), Kufri (10 cm) and Manali (2 cm) received snowfall from 5.30 pm on Thursday to 8.30 am on Friday, the Meteorological Centre, Shimla said. Also Read - What to See And do When in Chamba
Bharmour (60 cm), Pooh (17 cm), Keylong (11 cm), Salooni and Kalpa (10 cm each) also received snowfall during the period, it said. Also Read - Met Issues Thunderstorm Warning For Five Districts of Odisha
Besides, several other areas, including Shimla, Chamba, Palampur and Manali, received rainfall ranging from 2 mm to 31.6 mm 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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