Cold Wave Persists In Himachal – More Rain, Snow Forecast

Shimla: Cold wave persisted through the day on Tuesday leaving most residents indoors and a cloud cover with intermittent rain hampered air and road traffic.

The city recorded 10.7 mm of rain with the temperature dipping to 3.8 degree Celsius and touching a high of 10.9 degree Celsius. The met office has forecast more rain and snow for Wednesday.

Heavy rain or snow is likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Lahaul- Spiti, Chamba, Kullu and some parts of Kangra over the next 24 hours, the weatherman said.

The Delhi-Shimla, Delhi-Kullu and Delhi-Dharamshala flights were cancelled as was the helicopter services for to snowbound areas of Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti.

Road traffic was hindered at several places in Shimla, Kullu, Kinnaur and Mandi districts.

High altitude tribal lands of state were reeling under an intense cold wave with Kalpa in Kinnaur district receiving 13.6 cm of snow and Kelyong, the district headquarters of Lahaul recording 8 cms of snow. Low temperature at Kalpa was minus 2 degree Celsius and at Keylong it was minus 3.1 degree Celsius.

Rain was widespread across the lower hills with the gauge at Una recording 50.6 mm of rain in 24 hours. Hamirpur received 36 mm, Karsog 31 mm, Palampur 29 mm and Dharamshala got 16.8 mm rain, the met office said.

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