Manali wrapped up in white blanket again

Shimla, Dec 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh’s popular tourist resort Manali and its nearby places on Thursday got another spell of snowfall, giving them a picturesque look.

This was the season’s second snowfall that froze Manali.

According to the Met Office here, Manali recorded more than 10 cm of snow.

“High altitude areas of Lahaul and Spiti, Chamba, Mandi, Kullu, Kinnaur, Sirmaur and Shimla districts have been experiencing moderate snow,” a Met official told IANS.

Kalpa in Kinnaur district, which recorded a low of minus two degrees Celsius, also saw mild snow, while the temperature was minus 0.6 degrees Celsius in Manali.

Dharamsala registered 6 degrees Celsius, while the state capital, which saw cloudy conditions, recorded a low of 2 degrees Celsius.

Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district, which also saw snow, was the coldest place in the state with a low of 5.5 degrees Celsius below the freezing point.

The day temperature of Shimla plummeted to 9.5 degrees Celsius from Wednesday’s 14.2 degrees.

The Rohtang Pass, located at an altitude of 13,050 feet and 52 km from Manali, has accumulated a fair amount of snow.

As news of the snowfall flashed across the plains, tourists started arriving at Manali and its nearby hills.

The Met official said the weather would remain dry from Friday as the western disturbances would recede from the region.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here