Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) The picturesque tourist resort Shimla saw a sunny day after a day of intermittent snowfall with the minimum temperature recorded at 1.8 degree Celsius.
The temperature remained below the freezing point at most places in Himachal Pradesh due to snow and rain, an official of the meteorological office told IANS, adding the western disturbances has withdrawn largely.
Shimla’s nearby tourist spots like Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda experienced more spells of snowfall in the past 24 hours.
“It’s literally snowing Valentine’s fun in the hills,” an elated Aditi Rao, a corporate executive from Delhi, told IANS in Shimla.
Lower areas of the state, including Dharamsala, Solan, Nahan and Mandi, received moderate rainfall, bringing the temperature down considerably.
The Met office said the snowy landscape in some pockets of Shimla like the US Club and Jakhu hills will remain for one or two days.
Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti district was the coldest in the state with a low of minus 10.6 degrees Celsius.
Manali saw a low of 3.2 degree Celsius. It saw four mm rain but remained devoid of fresh snowfall. However, its nearby destinations were marooned in the snow.
Kalpa, some 250 km from Shimla, saw a low of minus 5.4 degrees Celsius. It saw four cm of snow.