Shimla wraps in thick blanket of snow

Shimla, Feb 5 (UNI) This capital town had the longest spell of snowfall in last 24 hrs as 57 cm fresh snowfall was recorded by the Met Office. Shimla Met Office said that town had 57 cm snowfall from 1730 to 0830 hrs which heaviest in past Money years in the Month of February.
The high altitude sports center Shilaro received 55 cm snow, Khadrala 49cm, Sarahan 12 cm and Jubberhati six cm.

National Highway-5 is blocked since Thursday Morning between Shimla and Kumarsen and tourism resort Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda also recorded around two feet high Snowfall. Most places in the upper Shimla Incluiding the town are snowbound and power, traffic and water supply have crippling due to inclement weather.

Tourist resort of Solan district including, Kandaghat, Chail and Kasouli also had Snowfall as Kasouli recorded ten cm snow. Keylong in Lahaul Spiti and Kalpa had six cm snowfall. Tourist resort Manali and Dalhousie five cm and three cm snowfall.

Jubberhati registered 56.4 mm rain, Solan 50 mm, Poantasahib 17.8 mm, Bhuntar 10.6 mm, Nahan ten, Seobagh 8.8 mm, Manali four, Dharmshala and Mandi. 2.4 mm and Chamba two mm.

Minimum temperature of Keylong was minus 7.2 degress, Narendra minus 5.3 degress, Kalpa minus 4.3 degress, Kufri minus 3.2 degress, Dalhousie minus 1.2 degress and Shimla minus one degrees.

Solan and Manali zero degrees, Jubberhati 0.7 degrees, Sundernagar 1.7 degrees, Dharmshala 1 8 degrees, Bhuntar and Mandi three degrees, Bilaspur four degrees, Hamirpur 4.4 degrees, Una 4.8 degrees, Kangra and Poantasahib six cm and Nahan 8.5 mm.

Met Office forecast light rainfall or snowfall likely to occur at isolated places in the district of Kullu, L&S, Kinnaur and Sirmaur and Shimla. Rest part of the state will be dry. Tomorrow onwards i.e. from 6th Feb 2021, weather be dry for a week over the state.

Minimum temperatures are likely to fall by three-five degrees during next two days.


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