Cold cloudy day in Himachal

Shimla : People woke up to a cloudy day in most parts of Himachal Pradesh Tuesday with chances of snowfall looming in the higher reaches of the state .

Shimla recorded a maximum temperature of 14.6 C and a minimum of 7.2 C Tuesday as clouds hovered over the hill station . It was a chilly night in Manali at 1.6 C , while it dipped to freezing point in Kalpa in tribal Kinnaur .

Srinagar capital of Jammu & Kashmir saw a bone chilling night with the mercury dipping to minus 1.8 C and to minus 7.8 C in Leh .

In neighbouring Uttarakhand’s state capital Dehradun recorded a minimum of 9.2 C Tuesday .

A tourist covers his child with heavy woolens as the mercury dips

The weather man has released a forecast upto 8 Dec with snow and rain forecast at a few places in Himachal Pradesh , Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand and other places in the western Himalayas region .

Rain and thundershowers have been forecast in Punjab & Haryana from Dec 6 onwards .

Fog with visibility less than 200 m is likely to affect Uttar Pradesh and Bihar .

Minimum temperatures are likey to fall by 3-4 degrees Celsius in the plains of northwest and adjoining central India.

Photo: Amit

In a 20 year career published widely. He has worked for the BBC, AFP, The Statesman, IANS and the Business Standard . Known for his hard hitting writing and occasional off-beat stories. He lives in Shimla.

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