Himachal reels under cold conditions

Shimla, Dec 13 (IANS) Large parts of Himachal Pradesh reeled under cold conditions on Sunday with the minimum temperature staying below freezing point owing to the recent snowfall, weather officials said.

The state capital Shimla, with the night temperature at 3.4 degrees Celsius, saw sunny weather. It saw a high of 8.8 degrees.

Popular destination Manali, which saw snow, recorded a low of minus three degrees.

According to a Met department official here, Shimla’s nearby tourist spots like Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda also experienced moderate spells of snowfall on Friday. But it disappeared within a few hours.

Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti district was the coldest in the state with a low of 4.6 degrees below freezing point.

The minimum temperature was minus 2.2 degrees Celsius in Kalpa, some 250 km from here, in Kinnaur district, while it was 6.6 degrees in Dharamsala and three degrees in Dalhousie in Chamba district.

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