Snow, hail, rain in Himachal

Shimla : Snowfall in the higher reaches and hail and rain lashed the rest of Himachal Pradesh Monday bringing back the winter .

Keylong the tribal headquarters of tribal Lahaul & Spiti district experienced heavy snowfall .

Over 40 inches of snow fell in Keylong paralysing life in the twin tribal valleys . The weather man says this is the heaviest snowfall here of the season in a single day .

Lahaul & Spiti remains cut off from the outside world since past three months or so but for an odd helicopter flight from Shimla.

Photo by Amit

The state capital Shimla was hit by strong winds and thunder showers along with light hail in the afternoon .

The showers have finally cleaned some of the heavy dust settled on Shimla’s roads . The dust was dumped here by the authorities in January when the heavy snow fell .

The civic authorities and the district administration didn’t bother to even sweep many of the roads covered in a thick layer of dust during the past almost two months .

The maximum temperature recorded in Shimla was 16 C . While Kalpa headquarters of Kinnaur recorded 6.6 C.

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.

1 Comment

  • its great to hear that shimla had a ‘real’ winter this time around. its the first time i have moved out of the city for long term to bangalore, and have missed all the magical moments.

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