The meteorological department in Shimla announces on January 6th that several higher areas in the districts like Chamba, Mandi, Lahaul and Spiti, Shimla and Kullu-Manali will receive fresh snowfall between January 7 and 10. The MeT Department also said that western disturbances will cause fresh snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, the higher reaches as well as rainfall in the mid-hills this week.
Surendar Paul, the Director of MeT Centra, Shimla said that “Western disturbances will cause snowfall in higher reaches and rain/snowfall in mid hills from tomorrow morning. By Sunday, the spell of snowfall and rain will intensify further. In lower hills and plains, the weather will remain cloudy and there’s a forecast of rain at a few places.” He also mentioned, “This will affect the entire state and several places are expected to receive snowfall and rain over the next couple of days after January 10.”
As this is the best time for snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, locals related to tourism as well as tourists are eagerly waiting for heavy snowfall with bated breath. Tourist spots in Himachal including Manali, Solang Valley, Shimla’s Kufri and Narkanda have already witnessed a flock of tourists who came to experience the magical moments of snowfall.
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However, as snowfall is predicted, several roads in higher places might get blocked. Including two national highways, 70 roads in Himachal are already blocked due to snowfall. Roads in Mandi, Solan, Shimla, Solan and Una Districts are clear and safe to visit.
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