Shimla : Snow is forecast in the hills of Himachal Pradesh this week even as clouds have been looming on the horizon since the new year set in .
Icy winds winds blew across the entire state with a fresh spell of snowfall in the higher reaches of the state while many other places including Shimla saw a light drizzle today . The state capital recorded a maximum temperature of 10.5 C , some four notches below normal.
The change in the weather in the past couple of days has raised hopes of snow in Shimla , Manali , Kufri , Chail , Narkanda , Dalhousie and Khajjiar among other hill stations of the state .
The weather man says from Wednesday onwards a fresh western disturbance will affect the state and bring wet weather.
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