Shimla: Cold conditions prevail in the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh as it experiences a fresh round of snow while the lower hills were lashed with moderate to heavy rainfall as the south west monsoon remained vigorous over the region.
Reports from Manali, the tourist destination stated that the 13,050 feet high Rohtang Pass that connects Kullu with Lahaul experienced 6 inch of snow, which partially disrupted traffic on the road.
Snow was also reported from tribal subdivision of Pangi, where one feet of snow was recorded at Bhagotu post. The Jalodi Jot peak, a high point in the sub-division also received snow. Road connectivity in the region has been hit because of the early snows.
Saphu and Bhramari Matta peaks in Bharmaur sub-division of Chamba also received snow, a report from the district said.
While the higher altitudes reel under cold conditions, moderate to heavy rains were reported from other parts of the state.
In a span of 24 hours Jogindernagar in Mandi district recorded 71 mm of rain, Dharmshala 69 m, Udaipur in Lahaul 45 mm, Palampur 44 mm.
In Shimla, a sharp shower in the evening brought down the days temperature substantially.