Himachal Pradesh may get fresh rain, snow

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Shimla, March 24 (IANS) The hill destinations across Himachal Pradesh on Thursday saw partly cloudy conditions with Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti district coldest in the state at a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius, a meteorological official said here.

The official told IANS that the western disturbances remain active with chances of rain and snow in the state till March 27.

The state capital recorded a minimum temperature of 12.1 degrees, while the temperature was five degrees in Kalpa in Kinnaur district, 10.8 degrees in Dharamsala and 13 degrees in Dalhousie.

Manali saw a low of 5.6 degree Celsius.

The weather was largely dry in the past 24 hours, said the official.

He said western disturbance, a storm system originating in the Mediterranean-Caspian Sea region and moving across the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, would be active in the region with more chances of rain across the state on Friday.

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Likewise, high-altitude areas of Lahaul and Spiti, Chamba, Kullu and Kinnaur districts may experience snow, he added.

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