It's sunny in Himachal, sub-zero in many places

Updated on : Mar 18,2019   12:22 pm

Shimla, March 18 (IANS) A day after the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh got moderate snowfall, the state capital Shimla and nearby tourist spots on Monday woke up to sunny weather. However, temperatures were below sub-zero at several places.

The India Meteorological Department here said the minimum temperature in Shimla was 7.3 degrees Celsius.

Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti district was the coldest in the state with a low of minus 4.2 degrees Celsius, while it was minus 0.6 degrees in Kalpa in Kinnaur district and zero degree Celsius in Manali.

Keylong and Kalpa had snowfall in the past 24 hours.

Dharamsala, headquarters of the Tibetan government-in-exile, registered 8.4 degrees Celsius, while it was 6.1 degrees in Dalhousie.

Bhuntar in Kullu district experienced 7 mm of rain, the state's highest.

According to the weather office, western disturbances will be active again on Tuesday, resulting in more snowfall and rain.

--IANS

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