The famous hill stations of Manali and Kufri witnessed more snow on Friday, which led to many tourists flocking to these destinations.
As per the Met Office here, few areas of Shimla including the Ridge, the US Club and Jakhu hills received snowflakes. And the maximum temperature recorded in the city was 3.2 degrees Celsius.
A Met department official told IANS “Moderate to heavy snow again fell on the higher landscapes of Lahaul-Spiti, Mandi, Chamba, Sirmaur, Kinnaur and Shimla districts.”
Further, Keylong experienced 37 cm inches of snow and Kalpa in Kinnaur district experienced 36 cm inches of snow. Manali recorded 19 cm of snowfall and its minimum temperature was pegged at 1.6 degrees.
The length and breadth of Kinnaur district, and Narkanda, Jubbal, Kotkhai, Kumarsain, Kharapathar and Chopal towns of Shimla district experienced snow.
Snow also covered the terrific Dhauladhar ranges (surrounding Dharamsala) of the Himalayas.
Rain drenched Dharamsala, Palampur, Solan, Una, Bilaspur, Nahan, Hamirpur and Mandi, resulting in decrease in temperatures.
The Met Office predicted that storm systems (western disturbance) in the Caspian Sea, moving towards Afghanistan-Pakistan region, would hit the Shimla region around Feb 24-25, which will bring more rain/snow.