Manali shivers at sub-zero temperature amid forecast of more snowfall
(Sourced from PTI)
The resort town of Manali in Kullu district continued to shiver below sub-zero temperatures amid a forecast of more snowfall in the high and mid-hills of Himachal Pradesh. Manali recorded a minimum temperature of -2.4 degree Celsius today, Manmohan Singh, Director, MeT centre, Shimla, said. Tribal district Lahaul and Spiti's administrative centre Keylong continued to be the coldest place in the state.
Keylong recorded -14 degree Celsius, Singh said, adding that the minimum temperature recorded at Kalpa in another tribal district of Kinnaur was -6.6 degree Celsius. The minimum temperatures in Dalhousie, Solan, Shimla, Kufri and Palampur were 1.3 degree Celsius, 2 degree Celsius, 2.2 degree Celsius, 3.4 degree Celsius and 4 degree Celsius respectively, he added. Meanwhile, IMD forecast heavy rain in the state.
The IMD further predicted snowfall in the high and mid-hills and thundershowers in the low-hills and plains of the state from January 30 to February 1 and again on February 4. The weather will mainly remain dry in the state on February 2 and 3, Singh said, adding, some places in the high hills might witness rain and snowfall on February 2 and 3.