Cold Wave Sweeps Himachal, Kullu – Manali – Shimla Shiver

Dharamshala: The entire Himachal state is experiencing rain and snow for the past two days. Weather office says that it is all due to latest Western Disturbance as a cyclonic circulation over Afghanistan & neighbourhood persists and now seen at 3.1 km above mean sea level. Where temperatures have dropped in the entre mountain belt, the lowest temperature at – 7 degree Celsius was recorded at Keylong, the district head quarter of Lahaul-Spiti. Kufri and Kalpa recorded minus 3.4 °C and Manali minus 1.6 °C. Highest temperature was recorded at Berthin= 16.0 oC clearly indicating the shivering conditions of Himachal.

Meteorological centre of the state has issued a warning for Wednesday with  a forever for thunderstorm accompanied with hail & lighting at in many  places and Heavy Rainfall/snowfall likely at isolated places.

Maximum Snowfall recoded in the state in past 24 hours , was at  Kothi-45cm followed by  Kufri-20, Khadrala-18, Dalhousie, Kalpa & Keylong-15, Shimla-14, Pooh-10, Gondla & Manali-8cm  each, Theog-7, Sarahan and Udaipur-7cm  each

Whereas Jhandutta recoded 30 MM of rain  followed by  Ghumarwin-25, Wangtoo-23, Baldwara & Jubbal-22 each, Seobagh-19, Rampur & Sarkaghat-18 each, Bhuntar, Pachhad & Kandaghat-17 each, Bharari, Bhoranj, Gohar & Rohru, Sangrah & Jubbar Hatti-16 each, Banjar, Arki &

Palampur-14 each, Bijahi, Aghar, Karsog, Sundernagar & Dharamshala-13 each, Naina Devi, Mandi, Solan & Berthin-12 mm  each.

Meteorological centre also predicted wet and cold weather till 15 th of this month with slight dry interval on 9th and 10th January.

Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI. In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism award. He reports on the Tibetan Government in Exile, politics, sports, tourism and other topics. He lives in Dharamshala.

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