Snow likely in Himachal hill stations this week

: 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 .

Season first snows cover Matiana in Shimla Hills

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.

Photo: Suresh Thakur

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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