Dharamshala: The Dhauladhar mountain ranges in Himachal had a mild snowfall this evening bringing down a fall in the day temperature to around 2 degree Celsius .
The experts say that the start of snowfall on the higher reaches of the foothill of Himalayas is the indication of the start of the departure of the North West Monsoon from the sub-continent. The town and its surroundings had the heavy showers with thunder storm last night and recorded 22 mm of rain.
Where as Jubber Hati near Shimla got the maximum rain in the state last night to record 36 mm followed by Shimla-26, Sarkaghat-24, Dharamshala-22, Mashobra-20, Pachhad-19, Rajgarh & Janjehli-18 each, Jubbal &Baijnath-14 each, Sarahan & Gohar-14 each, Gohar & Manali-7 each and Sangrah-5
The Lowest temperature recorded at Keylong 9.1°C and Highest temperature recorded at Berthin & Una 35.0°C
Dharamshala, the abode of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, is currently experiencing the best climate of the session.
The Met office forecasted Rain/Thundershowers at few places i n the state for the next week but gave no warning for heavy rain. It said that owing to western disturbances, the rain and snowfall are likely to occur on higher reaches in the state in next 24 hrs .Inclement weather conditions dipped the mercury in Manali during the day to record 20 degree Shimla 22 and Dharamshala 26.
Photo by Arvind Sharma