Himachal receives rain, snowfall

Shimla, Oct 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh’s popular tourist destinations Shimla and Manali received rainfall on Monday, pushing down the temperature by several notches.

Places close to the capital like Kufri and Narkanda have also been experiencing rainfall since the morning, according to a Met official.

Manali witnessed rainfall as well, and the Rohtang Pass, just 52 km from Manali, has been covered with snow.

“High-altitude areas of Lahaul-Spiti, Chamba, Kullu and Kinnaur districts have been experiencing mild to moderate snow,” the official said.

Keylong, the headquarters of Lahaul-Spiti, recorded about three cm of snow.

Shimla recorded a low of 5.6 degrees Celsius, a significant fall from Sunday’s 10.5 degrees Cewlsius, while it was 2.1 degrees in Keylong, 4.5 degrees in Kalpa, 4 degrees Celsius in Manali and 14.8 degrees in Dharamsala.

The weather office said Kullu, Chamba, Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts would experience more snowfall till Tuesday.

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