Shimla: Overcast conditions have prompted the meteorological office to forecast rain in the lower hills and snow in the higher regions of the state over the next 48 hours.
Met director Manmohan Singh said that there was a western disturbance which had caused an intense cloud cover over the entire regions of Himachal Pradesh. â€œWidespread rain in the lower hill and snow in isolated places in the higher is likely to occur over the next 48 hours,â€ he said.
Temperatures have dipped over the last 24 hours with Keylong, the district headquarters of Lahaul recording a minimum of sub-zero recordings at minus 0.4 degree Celsius.
Kalpa the district headquarter of Kinnaur recorded 1.5 degree Celsius, Solan 3.5, Sundernagar in Mandi and Bhuntar in Kullu had a low of 4 degrees Celsius, Mandi had 7.5 degree, Palampur, Shimla and Dharamshala touched 8 degree and Una and Nahan had a minimum recording of 10.5 degree Celsius.