Friday, December 14, 2007

Yesterday's W.D. was in effect as predicted.

Mid and lower hills across H.P.state were experiencing intermittent snowfall and light showers.
High-altitude areas and districts of Kinnaur, Chamba, Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti have witnessed snowfall for the third day. The minimum temperature at Petsio in Lahaul-Spiti plummeted to -17°C and -7.5°C at Dhundi in Kullu district.
The minimum temperature at Patsio and Dhundi was -9°C and -4°C, respectively. The night temperature at Keylong was -5.9°C, -4.5°C at Solang Nullah, -2°C at Bhang Manali, both in Kullu district.
Dhundi in Kullu district has recorded 94 cm snowfall followed by 62 cm at Solang Nullah, 13 cm at Bhnag Manali, 7 cm at Patseio, 6 cm at Keylong and 7.8 cm at Kalpa in Kinnaur district. Shimla recorded around 5 mm rain during in 24 hours.

The minimum temperature at Sundernagar, Bhuntar and Kalpa fell to 5.5°C, 2.8°C and -7.5°C, respectively. At Dharamsala, the maximum temperature on Wednesday was below 10°C. The Dhauldhar range was still experiencing snowfall.

On Thursday,the hill ranges with an altitude in excess of 7,500 ft in Shimla, Sirmaur, Kullu, Mandi, Kangra and Chamba have been witnessing intermittent snowfall . Narkanda and Khara Pathar received 20 cm fresh snow , taking the total during the current spell to 80 cm. The Hatu Peak was buried under 100 cm of snow. Paseio in Lahaul-Spiti recorded the lowest temperature of -15°C, while Keylong was slightly better on Thursday at -7.7°C.

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